Use old escape/unescape for JavaScript <= 1.3




15 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: bugzilla-mozilla-20000923, Unassigned)



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15 years ago
timeless had the idea that "old" JavaScript should get the old (NS4?)
escape/unescape functions, instead of the new ones.

Comment 1

15 years ago
The goal here would be to allow two scripts in a document access to the two
flavors of the function (a third untagged script could be used to drive the code
from the versioned scripts).  Doing this would enable people to easily decode
and reencode stored values for migration if they needed to. This also should be
more compatible with N4 as the 1.5 magic flavor wouldn't run at all. This isn't
limited to chrome or content specifically, it would be useful for both.
Those old escape and unescape functions were implemented in the DOM, and need to
be somewhere that knows the document's character set encoding.  This bug is
prolly in the wrong component, but it sounds like a good idea to me -- unless IE
provides only the new ECMA functions to the old JS versions.

Assignee: general → general
Yeah, if this solves real problems I'd be happy to see a change like this go in
(heck, I could even offer to code it up :-), but does anyone know if this would
actually fix enough problems to bother?

Comment 4

14 years ago
prolly a wontfix due to "JS1.2 must die" Bug 255895
QA Contact: pschwartau → moz
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