[Standards-JIG] Still not sure ...

Matthias Wimmer m at tthias.net
Thu Sep 9 08:08:34 UTC 2004


Hi list!


I am still not sure if it has been a good idea, that xmpp core 3.1
limits the length of the portions in a JID to 1023 B in UTF-8 encoding.
This might seem to be a good choice for programs using 8 bit character
types ... but it makes it hard to check if a JID is valid if you use
wide character types like wchar_t in modern C/C++ or the standard character
type of Java.
For most modern languages it seems to be easier to check the number of
characters in a string than the number of bytes in a corresponding UTF-8
byte sequence.


Tot kijk
    Matthias

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