[rfc-i] wrt UTF-8 mandated for submission format (was: comments on "Format FAQ")
Jeff.Hodges at KingsMountain.com
Wed Feb 19 10:24:23 PST 2014
> On Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 03:44:30PM +0100, Julian Reschke wrote:
>> Not really? Why does the encoding matter, as long as it is a common
>> one and declared properly?
> Not every format has a mechanism to declare the encoding.
yes (i noted this in my prior msg)
> I think it was primarily the simplicity of the tools that led to the
> selection of only UTF-8 for cases where the file can declare.
hm -- in perusing list archives and the FormatFAQ and using search engines,
I don't see where such a decision has been explicitly documented.
> if we don't insist on UTF-8 then we'll need to have an argument about
> BOM and UTF-16, and that would be boring.
ah, yes, that's a consideration.
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