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[whatwg] Internal character encoding declaration, Drop UTF-32, and UTF and BOM terminology

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2007 06:29:44 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0706250626430.14519@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>
On Sun, 24 Jun 2007, Peter Karlsson wrote:
> >>
> >> I don't think forbidding BOCU-1 is a good idea. If there is ever a 
> >> proper specification written of it, it could be very useful as a 
> >> compression format for documents.
> >
> > BOCU-1 has been used for security attacks. It's on the "no fly" list.
> 
> Do you have any references on that, or are you thinking about SCSU 
> (which suffers from the problem of having several valid compressions for 
> each string)?

Not off-hand. I'm not confusing it with SCSU, which is also disallowed.

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