[webkit-dev] Should we create an 8-bit path from the network stack to the parser?

Michael Saboff msaboff at apple.com
Thu Mar 7 10:01:08 PST 2013

There is an all-ASCII case in TextCodecUTF8::decode().  It should be keeping all ASCII data as 8 bit.  TextCodecWindowsLatin1::decode() has not only an all-ASCII case, but it only up converts to 16 bit in a couple of rare cases.  Is there some other case you don't think we are handling?

- Michael

On Mar 7, 2013, at 9:29 AM, Darin Adler <darin at apple.com> wrote:

> Hi folks.
> Today, bytes that come in from the network get turned into UTF-16 by the decoding process. We then turn some of them back into Latin-1 during the parsing process. Should we make changes so there’s an 8-bit path? It might be as simple as writing code that has more of an all-ASCII special case in TextCodecUTF8 and something similar in TextCodecWindowsLatin1.
> Is there something significant to be gained here? I’ve been wondering this for a while, so I thought I’d ask the rest of the WebKit contributors.
> -- Darin
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