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Re: UTF-7 and java

From: Bob Jung <bobj@netscape.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2001 10:32:04 -0700
Message-ID: <3B8A8414.8070003@netscape.com>
To: Thierry Sourbier <webmaster@i18ngurus.com>
CC: www-international@w3.org
FYI, IMAP version 4rev1 specifices modified utf-7 for mail folders, 

  5.1.3.  Mailbox International Naming Convention

     By convention, international mailbox names are specified using a
     modified version of the UTF-7 encoding described in [UTF-7].  The
     purpose of these modifications is to correct the following problems
     with UTF-7:


Thierry Sourbier wrote:

>>>Quoting Carl Brown
>>>How long do we have to maintain 7 bit telecommunications capability?
>Don't ask me, I have no clue :)).  All I can see is that RFC2152 is not yet
>marked obsolete therefore if I were a disciplined developper I might be
>tempted to follow it if I need to deal with SMTP :). That said I totally
>agree that old technologies should be phased out at some point. If would be
>great if we can consider that using 8 bits everywhere is safe, but who will
>give the signal?
>May be Khurram Ilyas could help us understand why he needs to use UTF-7? May
>be we can convince him than UTF-8 is just so much better and is now safe for
>what he wants to do :).
>By the way there was a 7 hours delay between the time I send my posting and
>the time it was received :(. This means that my answer was written well
>before John Cowan's one (hence me not taking into account his comments).
>Have all a great week end,
>Thierry Sourbier
>www.i18ngurus.com - Open Internationalization Resources Directory
Received on Monday, 27 August 2001 13:31:09 UTC

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