From: Doug Ewell (email@example.com)
Date: Fri May 12 2006 - 10:44:56 CDT
Through the years, Microsoft and especially IE have taken a great deal
of criticismfor being either too liberal or too consenvative (or both)
in what they accept. Whichever they choose, there is sure to be someone
waiting in the wings to lambast them for it.
IMHO, what Microsoft should do with regard to decoding invalid UTF-8
sequences is make a decision, one way or the other, and document that
decision openly. That way the debate, and there is sure to be one, will
have to focus on the policy and not whether the software is "buggy."
My personal preference (RFC 793 notwithstanding) would be for IE to
decline to interpret invalid UTF-8, since that is the more secure
approach. As Philippe himself pointed out, there's probably not much of
this type of data out there. But it is their call.
-- Doug Ewell Fullerton, California, USA http://users.adelphia.net/~dewell/
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