From: Lars Kristan (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Jan 22 2005 - 02:41:14 CST
Rick McGowan wrote:
> If said compiler is a commercial product, however, the *customer* is
> always right. So the marketing department would beat up the
> department until they "fixed" the compiler to accept UTF-8
> with or without
> leading "EF BB BF".
And I see Unicode as a commercial product. And I will beat the UTC up until
they (you?) fix it to allow processing invalid sequences, for the purpose of
processing legacy encodings as if they were UTF-8 text. It cannot always be
done. When it cannot, validation applies, signalling applies, dropping
applies. But often it can be done. Why prevent it? Customers want it.
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