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Re: UTF-7 and java

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2001 15:53:03 +0200
Message-ID: <3B8BA23F.5C028BBE@w3.org>
To: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
CC: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>, Khurram Ilyas <kilyas@hotmail.com>, www-international@w3.org

Martin Duerst wrote:
> At 19:08 01/08/27 +0200, Chris Lilley wrote:
> >John Cowan wrote:
> > > UTF-7 is a silly charset that has no real reason to exist any more.
> >
> >True, but I believe that 7-bit mail gateways are silly things that have
> >no reason toexist anymore, too. Unfortunately one still finds them here
> >and there.
> Yes indeed, but the solution to that is to use base64 or quoted-pritable,
> which one needs anyway for all kinds of text starting with latin-1 and
> for images, sounds,...

No, the solution to that is to obselete the anachronistic RFC that
allows 7bit gateways.

Then images, sounds, etc do not need to be specially processed.

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