[whatwg] [encoding] utf-16

Leif Halvard Silli xn--mlform-iua at xn--mlform-iua.no
Tue Jan 3 14:51:52 PST 2012

Henri Sivonen, Mon Jan 2 07:43:07 PST 2012
> On Fri, Dec 30, 2011 at 12:54 PM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> And why should there be UTF-16 sniffing?
> The reason why Gecko detects BOMless Basic Latin-only UTF-16
> regardless of the heuristic detector mode is
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=631751

That bug was not solved perfectly. E.g. this page renders readable in 
IE, but not in Firefox: <http://www.hughesrenier.be/actualites.html>. 
(For some reason, it renders well if I download it to my harddisk.)
> It's quite possible that Firefox could have gotten away with not
> having this behavior.
Leif Halvard Silli

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