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[whatwg] Worker feedback

From: Alexey Proskuryakov <ap@webkit.org>
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 09:15:52 +0400
Message-ID: <CD208AA7-6E28-4D41-80C1-D8EE11E1DD5B@webkit.org>

29.04.2009, ? 6:05, Ian Hickson ???????(?):

>> Disregarding charset from HTTP headers is just a weird special case  
>> for
>> a few text resource types. If we were going to deprecate HTML, XML  
>> and
>> CSS, but keep appcache manifest going forward, it could maybe make
>> sense.
>
> What's the advantage of introducing all the pain and suffering that
> encodings will inevitably bring with them to the cache manifest  
> format?


Just what I said before - the ability to use the same code path for  
decoding manifests as for decoding other types of resources. It's a  
minor benefit, admittedly, but it's a potential issue at all stages -  
from generating content to checking it with automated tools to  
consuming it.

For authors and admins, it may be a nuisance to maintain an UTF-8 text  
file if the rest of the site is in a different encoding.

- WBR, Alexey Proskuryakov
Received on Tuesday, 28 April 2009 22:15:52 UTC

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