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Re: UTF-7 and java

From: Bob Jung <bobj@netscape.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2001 12:37:38 -0700
Message-ID: <3B8AA182.9080808@netscape.com>
To: "A. Vine" <avine@eng.sun.com>
CC: www-international@w3.org
But an implementation might run a utf7 converter as the first phase, and 
then run another phase to take care of the exceptions.  So there may be 
some folks who want a utf7 converter for this purpose.   

A. Vine wrote:

>Please note that modified UTF-7 is not the same as UTF-7.  In other
>words, you cannot use a canned UTF-7 converter for IMAP folder names. 
>Modified UTF-7 might as well be called "IMAP folder name special encoding
>which isn't used anywhere else".
>Bob Jung wrote:
>>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
>>>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
>>>tempted to follow it if I need to deal with SMTP :). That said I
>>>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
>>>before John Cowan's one (hence me not taking into account his
>>>Have all a great week end,
>>>Thierry Sourbier
>>>www.i18ngurus.com - Open Internationalization Resources Directory
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