[whatwg] [encoding] utf-16

Leif Halvard Silli xn--mlform-iua at xn--mlform-iua.no
Tue Jan 3 15:00:29 PST 2012

Leif Halvard Silli, Tue, 3 Jan 2012 23:51:52 +0100:
> 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.)

Oops, that was of course because the HTTP level said "ISO-8859-1".

>> It's quite possible that Firefox could have gotten away with not
>> having this behavior.
Leif H Silli

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