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Re: Encoding Spec and Encoding for readAsText

From: Arun Ranganathan <aranganathan@mozilla.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2012 10:18:35 -0800 (PST)
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: WebApps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <837026855.3293864.1328552315806.JavaMail.root@zimbra1.shared.sjc1.mozilla.com>
Anne,


> On Thu, 26 Jan 2012 22:57:35 +0100, Arun Ranganathan
> <aranganathan@mozilla.com> wrote:
> > Few quick questions:
> >
> > 1. Can you review:
> > http://dev.w3.org/2006/webapi/FileAPI/#encoding-determination
> 
> I think per https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=15359 we
> want
> to let the BOM checking happen before the other considerations.


Really?  Does that mean, favoring BOM checking over the Blob's type attribute and the optional encoding parameter of the readAsText() method?  Why exactly?


> 
> > 2. How can I best coordinate this with the Encoding Specification
> > that
> > you are working on?
> 
> I think eventually we want to update the text to no longer make use
> of the
> IANA registry (which is open ended) and just directly defer to the
> Encoding Standard (which only supports a fixed list of encodings).


Got it -- I'll look to you for the cue about when to do this.

-- A*
Received on Monday, 6 February 2012 18:19:04 GMT

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