Re: [Json] secdir review of draft-ietf-jsonbis-rfc7159bis-03

Carsten Bormann <cabo@tzi.org> Wed, 08 March 2017 08:49 UTC

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On 8 Mar 2017, at 08:39, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>; wrote:
> 
> > ...
>> I'm also rather curious about the claim that no "charset" parameter
>> is needed as it "really has no effect on compliant recipients".  Why
>> is this not a good way to communicate whether UTF-8, UTF-16, or
>> UTF-32 is in use for a given text?
>> ...
> 
> It might have been, but that's now how it is implemented.

Indeed, and the reality is that JSON over UTF-16 or UTF-32 simply does not exist as an interchange format, so the algorithm is to always just assume UTF-8.

Grüße, Carsten