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Re: [XHR2] Avoiding charset dependencies on user settings

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2011 08:10:39 +0200
To: "Henri Sivonen" <hsivonen@iki.fi>, "Jonas Sicking" <jonas@sicking.cc>
Cc: public-webapps@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.v2h8r1xb64w2qv@annevk-macbookpro.local>
On Wed, 28 Sep 2011 03:16:46 +0200, Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc> wrote:
> So it sounds like your argument is that we should do <meta> prescan
> because we can do it without breaking any new ground. Not because it's
> better or was inherently safer before webkit tried it out.

It does seem better to decode resources in the manner they are encoded.

> I'd much rather first debate what behavior we want and if we can try
> if that is safe.
> And we always have the option of only doing HTML parsing when
> .responseType is set to "document". That is unlikely to break a lot of
> content. And it saves users resources as it uses less memory.

I think it should have the same behavior as XML. No reason to make it  
harder for HTML.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Wednesday, 28 September 2011 06:11:12 UTC

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