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Re: draft-ietf-httpbis-header-structure-00, unicode range

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2016 22:06:29 +0000
To: Ilari Liusvaara <ilariliusvaara@welho.com>
cc: Kari Hurtta <hurtta-ietf@elmme-mailer.org>, HTTP working group mailing list <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@varnish-cache.org>
Message-ID: <25587.1481666789@critter.freebsd.dk>
In message <20161213214223.GA8638@LK-Perkele-V2.elisa-laajakaista.fi>, Ilari Li
usvaara writes:

>IIRC, Unicode has exactly 1,111,998 codepoints in total (most of those
>are unallocated). 

Future archaeologists will stare at that number and conclude that
"It must have had religious significance for them" :-)

>And I suppose that the surrogates MUST be paired properly (JSON actually
>does not require this).

Yes.  I'm firmly in the "Jon Postel was wrong" camp of protocol design
these days.

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