[whatwg] StringEncoding: Allowed encodings for TextEncoder

James Graham jgraham at opera.com
Wed Aug 8 01:48:32 PDT 2012

On 08/07/2012 07:51 PM, Jonas Sicking wrote:

> I don't mind supporting *decoding* from basically any encoding that
> Anne's spec enumerates. I don't see a downside with that since I
> suspect most implementations will just call into a generic decoding
> backend anyway, and so supporting the same set of encodings as for
> other parts of the platform should be relatively easy.


> However I think we should consider restricting support to a smaller
> set of encodings for while *encoding*. There should be little reason
> for people today to produce text in non-utf formats. We might even be
> able to get away with only supporting UTF8, though I wouldn't be
> surprised if there are reasonably modern file formats which use utf16.

FWIW, I agree with the decode-from-all-platform-encodings 
encode-to-utf[8|16] position.

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