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Re: [XHR] responseType "json"

From: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2011 14:41:56 +0100
Cc: "WebApps WG" <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-Id: <A5E470AA-B4B3-4029-BBE7-E92DE863903E@berjon.com>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
On Dec 2, 2011, at 14:00 , Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> I tied it to UTF-8 to further the fight on encoding proliferation and encourage developers to always use that encoding.

That's a good fight, but I think this is the wrong battlefield. IIRC (valid) JSON can only be in UTF-8,16,32 (with BE/LE variants) and all of those are detectable rather easily. The only thing this limitation is likely to bring is pain when dealing with resources outside one's control.

Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/ - @robinberjon
Received on Friday, 2 December 2011 13:42:25 UTC

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