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

John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org> Tue, 14 March 2017 13:59 UTC

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From: John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 09:58:39 -0400
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Subject: Re: [Json] secdir review of draft-ietf-jsonbis-rfc7159bis-03
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On Mon, Mar 13, 2017 at 3:57 PM, Carsten Bormann <cabo@tzi.org>; wrote:

Consistency is the hobgoblin of the little minds.
>

The actual quotation says "foolish consistency".  But not all consistency
is foolish.


> (Apparently, not having that nonsense in there did not hurt for 7159?
> If people want to implement something useless and cannot figure this stuff
> out, should we help them?)
>
> Putting back any form of apparent support for UTF-16 and UTF-32 is a
> regression.
>

In my opinion, we should either take all references to UTF-16 or UTF-32
out, or add back a correct detection algorithm. UTF-8 is what is actually
interoperable, and interoperability is what RFCs are supposed to be all
about.

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