Re: UTF-7 is dead

From: Pete Resnick (
Date: Wed May 26 1999 - 12:30:07 EDT

On 5/25/99 at 4:18 PM -0700, A. Vine wrote:

>>b) In those cases where only 7-bit is available, UTF-8 (which is a
>>charset, not an encoding)
>Au contraire. UTF-8 is a character encoding scheme, which qualifies it as an

My apologies. If I'm going to complain about terminology, I might as
well be exact. Yes, I meant that UTF-8 was a charset (in the MIME
sense of the word) and not a *transfer* encoding. Thanks for the


Pete Resnick <>
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