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

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Tue Oct 7 12:15:54 PDT 2008


Joe Touch wrote:
> Julian Reschke wrote:
> ...
>>>     - UTF-8
>>>     - page breaks
>>>     - line breaks
>> Two of these are requirements that have nothing to to with what we
>> discuss. 
> 
> UTF-8 that doesn't preserve page breaks and line breaks isn't a step
> forward. IMO, they're all required.

I don't think anybody was proposing a UTF-8 based format that breaks 
these requirements. That the current draft forbids form feeds was an 
oversight (I think).

>> If you can't make those work with ASCII, you won't be able to
>> do it with UTF-8 either.
> 
> They all work with ASCII, but I can't make them work with UTF-8. That is
> the problem...

I already suggested that using a BOM will fix most issues on Windows 
once the HTTP resource is saved to the local file system.

BR, Julian



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