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Re: [CSS21] Please make the BOM take highest precedence for character encoding information for text/css (higher than HTTP)

From: Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2012 22:49:36 +0700
Message-ID: <CACQ=j+c29WXoqqDFLLK+rGpv82Cce_mPBhM28Ur5kaXXD51g_w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
On Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 7:38 PM, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi> wrote:

> Regarding: http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/syndata.html#charset
>
> Letting HTTP-level character encoding information take precedence over
> a BOM never leads to sensible results, because the bytes that a BOM
> consists of never occurred for non-BOM purposes at the start of a
> file. So far, it seems that making the BOM override HTTP for HTML and
> JavaScript makes a Web engine more Web-compatible. The BOM overrides
> HTTP for HTML in IE up to and including 9 (but not 10), in Chrome and
> in Opera. The BOM overrides HTTP for JS in IE7 (but not in 8, 9 or
> 10), in Chrome and in Opera.
>
> While I am unaware of Web compat evidence for CSS, it would make CSS
> more consistent with the rest of the platform to make the BOM take the
> highest precedence for CSS as well. Opera and Chrome already give the
> BOM the highest precedence for CSS.
>
> I did not test Safari.
>
> Please change CSS to give the highest precedence to the BOM (UTF-8,
> UTF-16 little endian or UTF-16 big endian).
>
> Gecko bug for the CSS case:
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=796882
>
> Gecko bug for the JavaScript case:
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=687859
>
> Gecko bug for the HTML and XML case:
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=716579
>
> Spec bug for the JavaScript case:
> https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=19623
>
> Spec bug for the HTML case:
> https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=17810
>
> Test case for HTML:
> http://hsivonen.iki.fi/test/moz/bom/html.html1251
>
> Test case for CSS and JS:
> http://hsivonen.iki.fi/test/moz/bom/no-charset-attribute.html1251
> (Check baseline for :after support:
> http://hsivonen.iki.fi/test/moz/bom/baseline.html )
>

+1 - for a change, I agree with Henri :)
Received on Friday, 19 October 2012 15:50:26 GMT

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