[rescue] UTF-8 [was T5220 update]

Andrew M Hoerter amh at pobox.com
Fri Nov 3 11:13:44 CDT 2017

On 11/3/17 12:06, Phil Stracchino wrote:

> On 11/03/17 07:10, Mouse wrote:
>> I wouldn't really call it "lost wisdom" as much as "no longer nearly so
>> applicable wisdom".  It was a good prescription...for the net that
>> existed when Postel uttered it.  But that's very much not today's net.
> Well, it still has applicability.  It's just that there are certain
> realms in which it is no longer a safe policy.  It is still perfectly
> valid in the context of a utility that should still do its best to work
> correctly if fed input that doesn't quite adhere to the spec, and should
> still follow the spec as closely as possible in what it emits.

Some argue otherwise:


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