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Re: signatures vs sf-date

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 10:16:57 +0000
Message-Id: <202212021016.2B2AGvEP004972@critter.freebsd.dk>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
cc: Martin J. Dürst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>, ietf-http-wg@w3.org
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Julian Reschke writes:

> So, as author of SF, can you answer why SF doesn't recommend that
> encoding (instead of binary)?

Because we did not want SF to have /anything/ to do with the sump
(feel free to substitue "swamp" or "tar-pit" if you prefer) of
character encodings.

We even changed my original easter-egg example of sf-binary, in
order to stay totally clear of that subject - even down to that level.

I literally cannot imagine /anything/ we can write in SFbis about
character encoding, which will make the world a better place.

As you yourself just pointed out:  Even adding a non-normative
cross-reference to a well-established, on-point, standards track
RFC, would become controversial.

So no!

SFbis will only be the addition of sf-date and the editorial/structural
changes already announced, and provided Mark has time, we can have
it ready for WG-FC very soon.

> >> How many JSON files do you find regularly with broken strings? (Yes,
> >> when transferred over US-ASCII transport)
> >
> > Not nearly as many, because I dont receive several hundred JSON files each
> > day :-)
>
> Is "not nearly as many" maybe "0"?

No not even close to zero.  I regularly do see broken JSON, but far
from every day.   But as I said:  It is not valid to compare the
rates, in particular not when some of the broken JSON arrives via
email :-)

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