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Re: XHR LC comment: header encoding

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 04 Jan 2010 21:15:45 +0100
Message-ID: <4B424C71.1030801@gmx.de>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
CC: WebApps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> ...
> Mozilla trunk already does byte _inflation_ when converting from header 
> bytes into a JavaScript string.  I assume you meant to convert 
> JavaScript strings into header bytes via dropping the high byte of each 
> 16-bit code unit.  However that fails the "preserve as much information 
> as possible" test...  In particular, as soon as any Unicode character 
> outside the U+0000-U+00FF range is used, byte-dropping loses information.
> ...

But what's the alternative? Decide the encoding in each case? The 
encoding not being predictable seems to be worse than anything else...

BR, Julian
Received on Monday, 4 January 2010 20:16:23 GMT

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