[Standards] Proposed XMPP Extension: Character counting in message bodies

Kevin Smith kevin.smith at isode.com
Fri Dec 4 17:09:01 UTC 2020


On 4 Dec 2020, at 16:41, Sam Whited <sam at samwhited.com> wrote:
> Bytes are the only way to not make assumptions about the libraries,
> languages, etc. being used.

Except that bytes are making significant assumptions about the libraries and languages being used. It’s assuming that what you get out of your parser corresponds to the same bytes that were on the stream, which seems particularly unlikely in languages that aren’t C at heart (C, C++, Go…).

/K


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