[whatwg] Text Encoding used to decode Web Worker's script.

Dmitry Titov dimich at chromium.org
Tue Mar 17 11:57:13 PDT 2009

I can't find place in the spec which would define the text encoding used to
decode the script of the Web Worker.

For example, section 4.3.1, in "runnning a script", step 2, defines that for
the <script> element - the encoding is 'inherited' from Document and can be
overridden by 'charset' attribute or HTTP header.

But for Workers, there is no specific instructions. I would assume (probably
incorrectly) that the Web Workers behave like <script> element in this
regard - so the encoding shoul dbe inherited from the 'parent Document', but
this feels contradicting the specific requirements fro URLs in Workers to be
encoded using UTF-8. It also feels the spirit of the Workers spec is leaning
to UTF-8 everywhere :-)

So in the absence of HTTP header, what text encoding should be used to
decode the Worker scripts, including nested Workers and importScripts(...)

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