Re: UTF-7 - is it dead?

From: Richard Wordingham (
Date: Fri Jun 02 2006 - 22:17:15 CDT

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    Markus Scherer wrote on Friday, June 02, 2006 at 10:12 PM

    > On 6/2/06, Richard Wordingham <> wrote:
    >> ... you have to read it using a
    >> browser that supports UTF-7! Firefox supports it but IE 6.0 does not.
    > Yes it does, I just tried it. I copied & saved the sample text from
    > appendix A from RFC 2152 as a .txt file and viewed it with IE 6, Opera
    > 8.54, and Firefox 1.5. With IE, I selected View/Encoding/Auto-Select.
    > With the others, I chose UTF-7 explicitly.

    My test page was . It used
    to display properly if I chose UTF-7 in Firefox. However, something has
    changed and now I can no longer get the posted text to be intepreted as
    UTF-7. It works fine as UTF-7 if I cut and paste the posting it into a text
    file, but the UTF-7 trick no longer works on the post as accessed from Yahoo


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