[whatwg] StringEncoding: Allowed encodings for TextEncoder

Simon Pieters simonp at opera.com
Tue Aug 14 07:42:37 PDT 2012

On Thu, 09 Aug 2012 19:42:07 +0200, Joshua Bell <jsbell at chromium.org>  

> http://wiki.whatwg.org/wiki/StringEncoding has been updated to restrict  
> the
> supported encodings for encoding to UTF-8, UTF-16 and UTF-16BE.
> I'm tempted to take it further to just UTF-8 and see if anyone complains.

I was going to suggest doing so. We've gone UTF-8-only for new features  
(workers, webvtt, appcache manifest, etc). The Encoding spec says "New  
content and formats must exclusively use the utf-8 encoding.". Is there a  
use case for utf-16/utf-16be?

Simon Pieters
Opera Software

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