[whatwg] Default encoding to UTF-8?

Glenn Maynard glenn at zewt.org
Sun Dec 4 23:05:49 PST 2011

On Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 1:30 AM, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen at iki.fi> wrote:

> From implementation perspective, UTF-16 has its own class of bugs than
> are unlike other encoding-related bugs and fixing those bugs is
> particularly annoying because you know that UTF-16 is so rare that you
> know the fix has little actual utility.

There are lots of things like that on the platform, though, and this one
doesn't really get worse over time.  More and more content with untagged
legacy encodings accumulates every day, regularly causing user-visible
problems, which is why I'd call it a much bigger issue.

Glenn Maynard

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