Re: UTF8 IMAP URLs

Mark Crispin (MRC@Panda.COM)
Wed, 30 Apr 1997 11:15:38 -0700 (PDT)


Date: Wed, 30 Apr 1997 11:15:38 -0700 (PDT)
From: Mark Crispin <MRC@Panda.COM>
Subject: re: UTF8 IMAP URLs
To: Chris Newman <Chris.Newman@innosoft.com>
cc: IMAP Discusson List <imap@cac.washington.edu>,
In-Reply-To: <Pine.SOL.3.95.970430084509.16628B-300000@eleanor.innosoft.com>
Message-ID: <MailManager.862424138.8577.mrc@Ikkoku-Kan.Panda.COM>

> So, given that public domain code now exists to do it, would there be
> any strong objections to replacing the current weasel wording in the IMAP
> URL draft with a rule that IMAP URLs MUST use UTF-8?

IMHO, this is absolutely the right thing, and matches the concensus that I had
with Martin Duerst at Tsukuba.

I agree that trying to support modified UTF-7 in URLs causes more trouble than
it saves.