Closed Bug 1266023 Opened 5 years ago Closed 3 years ago
JSON's default charset should be UTF-8
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/49.0.2623.112 Safari/537.36 Steps to reproduce: I have a REST api that returns JSON with header "Content-Type: application/json". According to https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7159 the default encoding of JSON is Unicode. However, FF initially showed the response in Western encoding. I suspect that default encoding is picked based on the default of HTTP 1.1. Expected results: For all responses that have json as the content type, the default encoding should be UTF-8.
I have experienced the same issue, with application/json content encoded with UTF-8 being interpreted as being "windows-1252" encoding. The server-side workaround is to get the web server to provide "Content-Type: application/json; charset=utf-8" in its responses instead of "Content-Type: application/json". Firefox then interprets the encoding as UTF-8.
I'm not entirely opposed to this, but if this happens (particularly in JSON.stringify), I need to know about it.
I don't think necko does anything with character encodings for JSON other than passing any info it has to the consumer.
Component: Networking → DOM: Core & HTML
Its rather ld to revive but do we have a consensus?
(In reply to amitavmohanty01 from comment #4) > Its rather ld to revive but do we have a consensus? *late
Is this still an issue? Firefox 53+ will always treat application/json resources as UTF-8 when they are loaded as documents. For XHR, Firefox will default to UTF-8 from the start. For fetch, Firefox will always treat them as UTF-8 from the start.
See Also: → 741776
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 741776
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