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Re: XHR responseArrayBuffer attribute: suggestion to replace "asBlob" with "responseType"

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2010 23:13:34 +0100
To: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Cc: David Flanagan <david@davidflanagan.com>, public-webapps@w3.org
Message-ID: <gp5md6d5580i8ojji8mj1bflqvgk8fobje@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>
* Jonas Sicking wrote:
>> In most cases you do not need to store the bytes in order to get them
>> back, you can just apply the character encoding scheme used to decode
>> the bytes to the string and you'll have the original byte string, so
>> long as the character encoding scheme is bijective, which is true for
>> most of the relevant schemes like UTF-8 and UTF-16.
>It's not true for UTF-8/UTF-16 if the original streams contain illegal
>surrogates, right? We usually convert those to the replacement
>character in firefox, which is an information destroying operation.
>(I'm not sure if the stream converters do this, but they should)

Yes, I noted that in my message as an example. But using problematic
character encodings and having character encoding errors is becoming
less and less common, so that isn't much of a concern.
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