From: Mark E. Shoulson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Sep 07 2007 - 08:45:07 CDT
Doug Ewell wrote:
> I'll see if I can find the thread where we talked about that, years ago.
> Somebody wanted to build that capability into an extension to UTF-8,
> so it could faithfully represent invalid garbage. We were never able
> to get him to work through what he wanted to do with the garbage thus
Is there an obvious reason we couldn't just treat the garbage UTF-8 as a
string of 8-bit characters (might be part of a binary file or something)
and base-64 encode them? That'll definitely preserve round-trippedness.
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