From: Phillips, Addison (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Dec 29 2009 - 16:03:21 CST
No, that's not it.
UTF-7, BOCU, and SCSU are banned either because they auto-detect as something other than themselves or because an otherwise "innocuous" byte sequence detects as being one of them, thus serving as the basis for an XSS attack. UTF-32 is banned apparently because naïve implementations might detect it as UTF-16.
None of these encodings encode the same (full) sequence of code points in more than one way, unless you mean that some of them encode identical subsequences of a larger document using different byte values? But that's not the same thing.
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> On Behalf Of Andrew Lipscomb
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> Subject: The "prohibited" encodings...
> I think I just realized what they have in common--each one has the
> ability to represent binary-identical strings in *more than one*
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