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Re: [whatwg] StringEncoding: Allowed encodings for TextEncoder

From: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2012 16:42:37 +0200
To: whatwg@lists.whatwg.org, "Joshua Bell" <jsbell@chromium.org>
Message-ID: <op.wi1chbxnidj3kv@device-23f190>
On Thu, 09 Aug 2012 19:42:07 +0200, Joshua Bell <jsbell@chromium.org>  
wrote:

> http://wiki.whatwg.org/wiki/StringEncoding has been updated to restrict  
> the
> supported encodings for encoding to UTF-8, UTF-16 and UTF-16BE.
>
> I'm tempted to take it further to just UTF-8 and see if anyone complains.

I was going to suggest doing so. We've gone UTF-8-only for new features  
(workers, webvtt, appcache manifest, etc). The Encoding spec says "New  
content and formats must exclusively use the utf-8 encoding.". Is there a  
use case for utf-16/utf-16be?

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Simon Pieters
Opera Software
Received on Tuesday, 14 August 2012 14:43:19 UTC

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