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

2006-10-19 17:47:59

On Wed, 18 Oct 2006, Kjetil Torgrim Homme wrote:
we have three proposals here:


I dislike this as too specialized.


and a slightly more nebulous "a more unique prefix", perhaps this


that would be fine with me, in any case.

I think these are both acceptable; I have a slight preference for ${}

As for the name of the extension, I think it should be "encoded-character" instead of "quoted-character": this is not a quoting scheme but rather an encoding scheme.

Regarding the description of the language in section 2.1, how does the following addition (based on text from Alexey) look:

      While this specification permits arbitrary octets to appear in
      sieve scripts inside strings and comments, this has made it
      difficult to robustly handle sieve scripts in user interfaces.
      The "encoded-character" capability (section provides an
      alternative means of representing such octets in strings using
      just US-ASCII characters.  As such, the use of non-UTF-8 text in
      scripts should be considered a deprecated feature that may be

That would be inserted as the third paragraph in that section and given additional indentation (ala the behaviors described in section 2.7.2).

Philip Guenther

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