[whatwg] Worker feedback
ian at hixie.ch
Tue Apr 28 22:40:49 PDT 2009
On Wed, 29 Apr 2009, Alexey Proskuryakov wrote:
> 29.04.2009, в 6:05, Ian Hickson написал(а):
> > > 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
> 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.
I believe the long-term benefit of not having to deal with encodings,
ever, for manifests, outweighs the medium-term benefit of people using
non-UTF-8 elsewhere. Non-UTF-8 encodings are dropping in usage.
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