From: Doug Ewell (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Jun 29 2009 - 21:39:40 CDT
Asmus Freytag <asmusf at ix dot netcom dot com> wrote:
> Creating random data with U+FFFF in them, hoping other systems will
> treat them as terminators goes against the idea that U+FFFF as a
> non-character is not part of interchanged data. U+FFFF is definitely
> never plain text.
If I were creating a string-handling system from scratch, and wanted to
assign a string-terminator character for whatever reason, it would be a
challenge for me not to pick U+009C STRING TERMINATOR. Yes, I know
character names aren't always the best guides, and in particular ECMA-48
defines a very specific sort of string which U+009C is supposed to
terminate. But still.
-- Doug Ewell * Thornton, Colorado, USA * RFC 4645 * UTN #14 http://www.ewellic.org http://www1.ietf.org/html.charters/ltru-charter.html http://www.alvestrand.no/mailman/listinfo/ietf-languages ˆ
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