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[whatwg] Worker feedback

From: Alexey Proskuryakov <ap@webkit.org>
Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2009 11:28:11 +0300
Message-ID: <B2477DCA-0EA6-4079-B215-768786820745@webkit.org>

On 28.03.2009, at 4:23, Ian Hickson wrote:

> I think, given text/css, text/html, and text/xml all have character
> encoding declarations inline, transcoding is not going to work in
> practice. I think the better solution would be to remove the rules  
> that
> make text/* an issue in the standards world (it's not an issue in the
> "real" world).


In fact, transcoding did work in practice - that's because HTTP  
headers override inline character declarations.

> For new formats, though, I think just supporting UTF-8 is a big win.


Could you please clarify what the win is? Disregarding charset from  
HTTP headers is just a weird special case for a few text resource  
types. If we were going to deprecate HTML, XML and CSS, but keep  
appcache manifest going forward, it could maybe make sense.

- WBR, Alexey Proskuryakov
Received on Saturday, 28 March 2009 01:28:11 GMT

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