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Definition of UTF-8 in the XML specification

From: <Misha.Wolf@reuters.com>
Date: Mon, 02 Jul 2001 20:34:20 +0100
Message-ID: <T5481c184a4c407b706454@>
To: w3c-xml-core-wg@w3.org, xml-editor@w3.org
Cc: w3c-i18n-ig@w3.org
Dear XML Core WG,

Please see the following extract from the I18N WG minutes at:

  AGREED: We will ask the XML Core WG to make the definition of UTF-8 in
  the XML specification be the one in Unicode 3.1, with the added
  restriction that "irregular code unit sequences" be treated as fatal

  ACTION: Misha to send the XML Core WG our position on UTF-8.

We would be happy to discuss this with you.  Owing to the inclusion, in
Unicode 3.1, of many characters outside of plane 0, this has become very
topical.  Any ambiguity in the interpretation of UTF-8 has the potential
to allow serious security breaches.

Many thanks,

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