Re: [Json] Call for Consensus: Proposed Text for "8.1 Character Encoding"

Nico Williams <nico@cryptonector.com> Thu, 23 March 2017 23:00 UTC

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From: Nico Williams <nico@cryptonector.com>
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Subject: Re: [Json] Call for Consensus: Proposed Text for "8.1 Character Encoding"
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On Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 04:37:36PM -0500, Matthew A. Miller wrote:
> Our sponsoring AD and I have been discussing this option.  Alexey is
> willing to go through another IETF last call if we can get consensus.
> 
> To start, to what degree is UTF-8 encouraged?
> 
> 0) don't encourage UTF-8 more than already is
> 1) SHOULD encode as UTF-8 for all usages
> 2) SHOULD encode as UTF-8 where the media type is 'application/json'
> 3) MUST encode as UTF-8 where the media type is 'application/json'
> 4) other -- please specify

(1) and (3)

I don't mind (4): MUST encode in UTF-8 for all uses, though I don't
think we need to go that far.

Nico
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