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Re: CfC: Transition CSP2 to CR.

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 13:02:02 +0100
To: Brian Smith <brian@briansmith.org>
Cc: Mike West <mkwst@google.com>, "public-webappsec@w3.org" <public-webappsec@w3.org>, Brad Hill <hillbrad@gmail.com>, Dan Veditz <dveditz@mozilla.com>, Wendy Seltzer <wseltzer@w3.org>
Message-ID: <lngmdatkgtrtsad73sphj3n1f5d254ndiu@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>
* Brian Smith wrote:
>Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net> wrote:
>>>You mentioned that urlencode(normalize(utf8encode(...))) is most
>>>probably wrong. However, consider a document that is NOT in UTF-8
>>>encoding, but instead in Shift-JIS. I believe that there does need to
>>>be a first step of converting the text to Unicode and then UTF-8
>>>encoding the Unicode text. However, I could very well be wrong here.
>> You have to decode character encodings, sure, but that does not seem
>> relevant here.
>It is relevant for CSP policies that are defined in <meta>.

There are some dependencies in web browsers between document character
encodings and URLs or URL-like protocol elements, but those are due to
browser bugs from the 1990s. In any case, it would be helpful to have
a code example to discuss this further.
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