Re: Invalid code points

From: William_J_G Overington (
Date: Wed Jun 03 2009 - 03:56:04 CDT

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    On Tuesday 2 June 2009, Ruszlán Gaszanov <> wrote:

    > William_J_G Overington wrote:
    > > On Tuesday 2 June 2009, Hans Aberg <>
    > wrote:


    > What's wrong with passing b64-encoded binary data?
    > R.

    It may be that the problem would be that the parameter passing would be expecting a string of Unicode characters to be passed.

    Passing b64-encoded binary data could be ambiguous as to whether it was text or b64-encoded binary data.

    The suggestion of using b64-encoded binary data could perhaps be adapted by placing a Unicode U+FFFC OBJECT REPLACEMENT CHARACTER in front of the b64-encoded binary data. That way, the parameter passing would always be in Unicode characters and the presence of a U+FFFC character would indicate that subsequent characters in the parameter should be interpreted as b64-encoded binary data.

    William Overington

    3 June 2009

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