[rfc-i] New version: draft-hoffman-utf8-rfcs-04.txt

Joe Touch touch at ISI.EDU
Tue Nov 4 08:17:22 PST 2008


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Paul Hoffman wrote:
> At 4:49 PM +0100 11/4/08, Julian Reschke wrote:
>> How is this relevant, though?
> 
> Exactly.
> 
>> The problem is that after saving to a local file, the mime type information is lost (including the encoding information), so what happens after that solely depends on the operating system's treatment of text files (which, at least for WinXP, has nothing to do what RFC2046 says about text/plain).
> 
> Quite right. Just because you have a file called rfc9876.txt on your disk, you have no idea what the character set is.

In the absence of any other information - e.g., a programmer
interpreting a zero-width space as a flag - it's ASCII.

Take out the flag and try it.

Joe
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