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Re: XHR: Unicode signature stripping

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2010 15:06:17 +0200
To: public-webapps@w3.org, "Bjoern Hoehrmann" <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Message-ID: <op.vlb9cq1p64w2qv@anne-van-kesterens-macbook-pro.local>
On Tue, 05 Oct 2010 05:25:20 +0200, Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>  
>   In http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/CR-XMLHttpRequest-20100803/ section
> 3.7.5. does not explicitly call out that the bytes corresponding to
> the Unicode signature are treated as Unicode signature and are thus
> stripped from the input. It should.

I am just going to treat this as an editorial oversight and fix it in the  
editor's draft without opening a bug for it as I did with the larger  
errors. I hope that is okay.

> I do note that failing to discriminate between types that allow for
> a Unicode signature and types that do not creates interoperability
> problems. application/json for instance prohibits using it, and as
> a consequence many parsers reject it, whereas using it would appear
> to work fine in "AJAX" setups.

There are similar such issues already, indeed.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Friday, 29 October 2010 13:06:57 UTC

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