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

Boris Zbarsky bzbarsky at MIT.EDU
Thu Apr 1 20:11:50 PDT 2010

On 4/1/10 9:29 AM, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> 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?

It's possible.  It's been a while since I last looked at this code...

> By looking at CVS blame a second time, I found only
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=255820 where the key
> thing seems to be avoiding UTF-16 and not so much letting the meta
> have an effect

That's the bug I was largely thinking of, yes.

So maybe we're ok with UTF-8.


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