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[Bug 9628] Algorithm for detecting the charaset="" parameter.

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Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2010 02:00:35 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=9628

Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

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             Status|ASSIGNED                    |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX

--- Comment #11 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> 2010-09-29 02:00:34 UTC ---
None of these tests are testing what the spec is doing here. This has nothing
to do with HTTP. If you click the name of the algorithm you will get a list of
the places that use this.

Since I was looking at this part of the spec, though, I went ahead and redid a
round of testing to see how the browsers were doing today. I didn't have IE
handy, but looking at the other major browsers, it looks like all but Firefox
skip past unknown parameters, so I've changed the spec to support that.

WebKit and Opera's main sources of bugs are that they do extra trimming that
the spec doesn't expect. Both also do weird things with unmatched single quotes
that they don't do with unmatched double quotes, which is weird. WebKit also
seems to have trouble with "&quot;". Gecko doesn't drop charset declarations
when they have unmatched quotes, but otherwise seems to match the spec. I
haven't changed the spec to match these quirks, since it's not clear whether
pages depend on them or not.

My test suite is here, in case anyone can test IE9:
   http://www.hixie.ch/tests/adhoc/html/parsing/encoding/all.html


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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: No new information was provided by the reporter since the rejection
in comment 4.

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