From: Peter Constable (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Jan 19 2005 - 22:24:14 CST
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
> Behalf Of Peter Kirk
> This is a very significant point. Because a BOM may be used with
> UTF-8 is in fact not quite as compatible with ASCII as has been
If anyone ever assumed UTF-8 is compatible with ASCII, they were
mistaken. An ASCII processor can expect to receive octets strictly in
the range 0 - 127, period, whereas clearly UTF-8 data can contain octets
outside that range.
ASCII is forward compatible with UTF-8 (a UTF-8 processor can process
ASCII data), not the other way around.
This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.5 : Wed Jan 19 2005 - 22:25:46 CST