[rfc-i] comments on "Format FAQ"

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Wed Feb 19 11:34:40 PST 2014


On 2014-02-19 20:32, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
> * Julian Reschke wrote:
>> I'd say the Production Center can accept anything the want. If somebody
>> submits a UTF-16 plain text, or an XML file using ISO-8859-1, where's
>> the problem as long as the Production Center can use it?
>
> It is not necessarily easy to identify mislabeled content and to ensure
> documents are properly transcoded, so accepting more legacy encodings is
> more work and allows more things to go wrong, for no real benefit. "Send
> UTF-8" is a simple, clear, and easily satisfiable policy, and it would
> be quite fine to accept no other encodings.

That is true.

But it's a policy decision for the production center and totally 
irrelevant to the formats discussion...

Best regards, Julian



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