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Re: Requesting a revision of RFC3023

From: Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2003 10:04:36 -0400
Message-Id: <p06002001bb935fe56feb@[]>
To: MURATA Makoto <murata@hokkaido.email.ne.jp>, ietf-xml-mime@imc.org
Cc: WWW-Tag <www-tag@w3.org>

At 9:08 PM +0900 9/21/03, MURATA Makoto wrote:

>UTF-8 has its own technical problems (the Unicode signature, representation
>of non-BMP characters, etc.).

By Unicode signature, I'm guessing you mean the BOM? That problem 
seems to have been easily dealt with by simply deciding to allow it 
in UTF-8. It doesn't appear to have caused any problems in practice 

I don't know what you problems you refer to with "representation of 
non-BMP characters". UTF-8 precisely specifies how these characters 
are represented. There's no issue here. Did you mean something else?


   Elliotte Rusty Harold
   Processing XML with Java (Addison-Wesley, 2002)
Received on Sunday, 21 September 2003 10:08:38 UTC

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