[rfc-i] Data point [Re: Fwd: I-D ACTION:draft-hoffman-utf8-rfcs-03.txt]

Brian E Carpenter brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com
Mon Oct 6 17:28:53 PDT 2008


On 2008-10-07 13:01, Dave CROCKER wrote:
> 
> 
> Brian E Carpenter wrote:
>> Thanks. My results on Windows XP:
> 
> 
> Brian,
> 
> Thanks for conducting such an extensive and pragmatic test sequence.  It
> is exactly these sorts of combinatorial toss-and-eat activities for
> which the core representation of RFCs have been famously robust.  I've
> understood that robustness as being a continuing requirement.
> 
> By my reading of your results, your test demonstrates that raw UTF-8
> produces unpredictable and/or undesirable outcomes with common tools.
> 
> Hence it fails the requirement.

I think it would be interesting to hear similar results from MacOS and
Linux regular users, not to mention Vista users. I'd love to see the
proposal being practicable, but it does seem to have issues.

   Brian


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