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[Bug 10803] Ignore document.written charset metas

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Date: Tue, 07 Dec 2010 21:08:49 +0000
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Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|REOPENED                    |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX

--- Comment #12 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> 2010-12-07 21:08:48 UTC ---
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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: Optimising the spec for the particular implementation in Gecko seems
like a bad idea, given how esoteric that implementation is. WebKit simply
doesn't handle <meta> from inside the parser at all, which is why it doesn't
handle it from within script. Opera does seem to handle it from scripts. I
can't work out what IE does, but the IE parser is not yet close to matching the
HTML spec in many ways, so it will likely need significant work anyway and thus
the simpler the work the better, if we are to get interop.

Thus, in the absence of concrete compatibility constraints, I still think that
it's best to have the parser here be as conceptually simple as possible. It
does not seem to me that it would be hard to implement the spec, even in Gecko,
and it _does_ seem that it would be harder to implement the spec as you
describe, in the general case. It seems highly unlikely that the majority of
implementations will end up with HTML parsing being multithreaded in the way
you describe.

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