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Re: The transition to UTF-8 header fields

1999-02-11 17:18:19
Charles Lindsey writes:
Just what you you propose that a type-2 reader should do when it sees this
special header that it would not do if this header was absent?

Here are the two reader strategies that I've mentioned:

   (1) Display every 8-bit header field as UTF-8.

   (2) Display all the 8-bit header fields in a message as UTF-8 _if_
       the message contains the following special header field: ...

Keith has mentioned two more strategies:

   (3) Display an 8-bit header field as UTF-8 _if_ it is a valid UTF-8
       string.

   (4) Display all the 8-bit header fields in a message as UTF-8 _if_
       all the fields are valid UTF-8 strings _and_ the message contains
       the following special header field: ...

---Dan