[Standards-JIG] Still not sure ...

trejkaz at xaoza.net trejkaz at xaoza.net
Tue Sep 14 04:26:29 UTC 2004


At Thu, Sep 09, 2004 at 11:21:26PM +0200, Matthias Wimmer wrote:
> Let me make an example:
> "?" can be represented as either U+00e4 or as the sequence U+0061
> U+0308.

I'm curious about this.  Isn't the whole point of stringprep to avoid this sort of
problem, so that things like equality comparisons work as expected?  If so, then this
wouldn't be an issue in either the character sense or the byte sense.  If not, then we
would be in for a world of hurt when comparing JIDs for equality.

TX

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