[whatwg] Please always use utf-8 for Web Workers

Michael Nordman michaeln at google.com
Mon Sep 28 11:38:38 PDT 2009

Leaving legacy encodings behind would be a good thing if we can get away
with it... jmho.

On Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 9:59 AM, Drew Wilson <atwilson at google.com> wrote:

> Ah, sorry for the confusion - my use of "default" was indeed sloppy. I'm
> saying that if the server is explicitly specifying the charset either via a
> header or via BOMs, it seems bad to ignore it since there's no other way to
> override the charset.
> I understand your point, though - since workers don't inherit the document
> encoding from their parent, they may indeed decode a given resource
> differently if the server isn't specifying a charset in some way.
> -atw
> On Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 4:47 AM, Anne van Kesteren <annevk at opera.com>wrote:
>> On Fri, 25 Sep 2009 19:34:18 +0200, Drew Wilson <atwilson at google.com>
>> wrote:
>>> Again, apologies if I'm misunderstanding the suggestion.
>> I thought that by "default encoding" you meant the encoding that would be
>> used if other means of getting the encoding failed. If there is only one
>> encoding it is not exactly the "default", since it cannot be changed.
>> --
>> Anne van Kesteren
>> http://annevankesteren.nl/
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