[whatwg] Character encoding of document.open()ed documents

Henri Sivonen hsivonen at iki.fi
Thu Apr 1 06:29:36 PDT 2010

On Mar 31, 2010, at 16:24, Boris Zbarsky wrote:

> I distinctly recall Gecko having compat bugs of various sorts here for the external resource case at one point (as in, people reporting intranet apps and the like that worked in IE but not Gecko), and us trying pretty hard to fix them.

Could this have been only about trying to decode the external resources as UTF-16 vs. trying to decode them using any ASCII superset encoding?

By looking at CVS blame a second time, I found only
where the key thing seems to be avoiding UTF-16 and not so much letting the meta have an effect and 
where the compat target seems to have been Netscape 4.

Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi

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