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SubjectRe: A Great Idea (tm) about reimplementing NLS.
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On Iau, 2005-08-25 at 20:00 -0400, Daniel B. wrote:
> Which standards?

Traditional unix namespace is a sequence of bytes with '/' as a
seperator and \0 as a terminator. There are no other restrictions. UTF-8
is essentially a retrofit onto that.

> The standards I've read (mostly XML- and web-related specs)
> do say that non-standard UTF-8 octet sequences should be rejected.

If you follow the thread further various people pointed out that POSIX
and other standard documents are actually more restrictive in their
guarantees so my belief by a strict standards reading is wrong. It'll
break a few apps if you enforced it (lots if you took the minimal posix
requirement).


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