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

Dmitry Titov dimich at chromium.org
Thu Mar 19 15:39:43 PDT 2009

FYI: per IRC talk, the answer is the scripts should be using UTF-8 in
the absence of explicit override. Spec likely will reflect this more cleanly
at some point.

On Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 11:57 AM, Dmitry Titov <dimich at chromium.org> wrote:

> 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(...)
> targets?
> Thanks,
> Dmitry
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