[Pkg-chromium-maint] Bug#774360: chromium: no support for non-UTF-8 XML

Nable 80 nable.maininbox at googlemail.com
Thu Jan 1 14:00:35 UTC 2015

Package: chromium
Version: 39.0.2171.71-2
Severity: normal

> What led up to the situation?
Although 2015 came, there are still web-sites that aren't in UTF-8 and
some of them
even use XML. But Chromium in Debian refuses to parse XML that isn't unicode.

> What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or ineffective)?
I've tried to find some information about this problem but only thing
that I've found
was this old bugreport:
I've also tried to find similar report in Debian bugtracker but I
didn't find any.

> What was the outcome of this action?
I've learned that culprit is Debian's libxml2 that is built without ICU support.
To reproduce this bug you can try this URL: http://mipt.cc/test.xml
Instead of XML contents user sees pink rectangle with the following
error message:
This page contains the following errors:

error on line 1 at column 42: Unsupported encoding windows-1251
Below is a rendering of the page up to the first error.

Should I file a bug against libxml2?

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