Bug 12099 - XMLHttpRequest shouldn't honor a charset specified via setRequestHeader
Summary: XMLHttpRequest shouldn't honor a charset specified via setRequestHeader
Alias: None
Product: WebKit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: XML (show other bugs)
Version: 420+
Hardware: Macintosh OS X 10.4
: P2 Normal
Assignee: Alexey Proskuryakov
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-01-03 08:56 PST by Alexey Proskuryakov
Modified: 2007-01-08 12:06 PST (History)
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proposed patch (4.50 KB, patch)
2007-01-08 02:50 PST, Alexey Proskuryakov
darin: review+
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Description Alexey Proskuryakov 2007-01-03 08:56:01 PST
Overriding Content-Type as 

req.setRequestHeader("Content-Type", "text/plain; charset='some-encoding'");

makes the sent string be encoded as "some-encoding" in WebKit, but not in MSIE or Firefox, where it's always sent as UTF-8. The XMLHttpRequest spec draft mandates IE/Firefox behavior, of course.

Additionally, looking at Content-Type further complicates the choice of encoding for documents, see bug 11695.
Comment 1 Alexey Proskuryakov 2007-01-08 02:50:19 PST
Created attachment 12298 [details]
proposed patch
Comment 2 Darin Adler 2007-01-08 10:12:10 PST
Comment on attachment 12298 [details]
proposed patch

Comment 3 Alexey Proskuryakov 2007-01-08 12:06:13 PST
Committed revision 18675.