Need a champion? StringView strawman

Anne van Kesteren annevk at
Sat Jan 11 10:07:46 PST 2014

On Sat, Jan 11, 2014 at 5:57 PM, Brendan Eich <brendan at> wrote:
> Allen Wirfs-Brock wrote:
>> Another nit:  the definition of "ASCII whitespace" is different from the
>> definition of whitespace used by String.prototype.trim [1].  That means that
>> an implementation of this spec. that was implemented using JS couldn't use
>> S.p.trim to process labels as described in the spec.
>> [1]:
>> <>
> This seems more than a nit!

You cannot use that method for CSS, HTML, HTTP, etc. either. For this
API we could have a different definition of whitespace I suppose, but
e.g. for <meta charset=...> I doubt we could do that without risking
breakage (or at the HTML parser level, say).


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