Re: UTF-8 Error Handling (was: Re: Unicode 4.0 BETA available for review)

From: Michael \(michka\) Kaplan (
Date: Sun Mar 02 2003 - 12:57:22 EST

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    From: "Mark Davis" <>

    > I agree with Kent that it is somewhat less robust to simply remove
    > ill-formed sequences, since it removes any indication that the data
    > corrupted.

    Nice that the API gives one the option to choose, huh? ;-)

    The notion of continuing (even if one is limping along, removing
    invalid sequences) is to help some of the backcompat story, where
    there were no errors previously -- without adding security errors due
    to non-shortest form strings.

    > But the final decision should be made by the user of the API, since
    > desired behavior may vary depending on the environment.

    Also agreed.


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