Re: Win IE 7b2 and UTF-8

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Fri May 12 2006 - 10:44:56 CDT

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    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

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