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Re: Proposal for escaping on non-UTF-8 sequences in Sieve

2006-09-18 08:24:41

Hi Arnt,

--On September 18, 2006 11:31:07 AM +0200 Arnt Gulbrandsen <arnt(_at_)gulbrandsen(_dot_)priv(_dot_)no> wrote:

  quoted-string      = old-quoted-string / new-quoted-string
                         ; "new-quoted-string" is not allowed as
                         ; a parameter to "require" action.
                         ; "new-quoted-string" is only allowed after
                         ; 'require "utf8-strings";'

You're actually talking about non-utf8-compliant-strings. "utf8-strings"
is a poor name for that.

Not quite - the new mechanism allows for non-utf8 strings to be 'encoded' as a utf-8 string via an escaping mechanism. As such strings (and indeed the entire script) is still utf-8 (except where current implementations already violate that). Perhaps a better better capability name is 'string-escape'.

Cyrus Daboo