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Re: security impact of dropping charset default

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 16:56:19 +0100
To: "Frank Ellermann" <hmdmhdfmhdjmzdtjmzdtzktdkztdjz@gmail.com>, ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.t5d3v50y64w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

On Wed, 23 Jan 2008 13:46:00 +0100, Frank Ellermann  
<nobody@xyzzy.claranet.de> wrote:
> IMO it's generally a good idea to deprecate UTF-7 and Unicode-1-1,
> and as far as I know one of the authors (Mark) and other experts
> (Addison) would also support to deprecate UTF-7.  How about that
> "general" solution ?

What does deprecate mean? If support for UTF-7 can't be removed than  
deprecating it will hardly matter. (I'm not sure whether support can or  
can not be removed, but I'd expect there to be content to rely on it.)  
Roy's suggestion of not sniffing for it seems like better advice to  
implementors than a notion of it being deprecated.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Wednesday, 23 January 2008 15:52:47 UTC

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