Re: UTF-8 stress test

From: Theodore H. Smith (
Date: Sun Oct 10 2004 - 16:03:48 CST

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    It gets worse with the file at:

    ' According to ISO 10646-1:2000, sections D.7 and 2.3c, a device
    receiving UTF-8 shall interpret a "malformed sequence in the same way
    that it interprets a character that is outside the adopted subset" '

    That behaviour is clearly out of date. Unicode added some new standard
    for security reasons. The text should be rejected instead, OR the
    malformed UTF-8 should be modified upon loading to make it conforming
    UTF-8, basically stripping out the bad bytes or replacing the bad

    As long as we don't pass any invalid UTF-8 to client apps/code, and we
    don't process any invalid UTF-8, we are fine, so modifying the bytes of
    the UTF8 text before doing anything with it, can in some circumstances

         Theodore H. Smith - Software Developer.

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