From: Philippe Verdy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Dec 14 2004 - 16:46:39 CST
From: "Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk" <email@example.com>
> "Arcane Jill" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> If so, Marcin, what exactly is the error, and whose fault is it?
> It's an error to use locales with different encodings on the same
More simply, I think that it's an error to have the encoding part of any
locale... The system should not depend on them, and for critical things like
filesystem volumes, the encoding should be forced by the filesystem itself,
and applications should mandatorily follow the filesystem rules.
Now think about the web itself: it's really a filesystem, with billions
users, or trillion applications using simultaneously hundreds or thousands
of incompatible encodings... Many resources on the web seem to have valid
URLs for some users but not for others, until URLs are made independant to
any user locale, and then not considered as encoded plain-text but only as
strings of bytes.
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