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Re: UTF-8 in URIs

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2014 13:03:43 +0000
To: Zhong Yu <zhong.j.yu@gmail.com>
cc: Martin J. Dürst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>, Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>, Gabriel Montenegro <Gabriel.Montenegro@microsoft.com>, "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, Osama Mazahir <OSAMAM@microsoft.com>, Dave Thaler <dthaler@microsoft.com>, Mike Bishop <Michael.Bishop@microsoft.com>, Matthew Cox <macox@microsoft.com>
Message-ID: <51449.1389963823@critter.freebsd.dk>
In message <CACuKZqHURBgeCXPx1+o=c9bw-L1xA2Tum1M+TsU6X6OKVXz7MA@mail.gmail.com>
, Zhong Yu writes:

>An UTF-16 option would be nice. Let's be honest, UTF-8 is
>English-centric. It may be necessary to interoprate with previous
>ASCII based systems. But going forward, UTF-8 should not be favored
>just because it is the best option for the English language.

You're kidding, right ?

You want to make all HTTP software much more complex and prone
to software bugs and exploitation, just because you think UTF-8
is "english-centric" ?

Really ?

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