[Standards] Council Minutes 2020-05-27

Sam Whited sam at samwhited.com
Thu Jun 4 14:36:28 UTC 2020

I have submitted another revision removing this workaround since no
control character or special whitespace character can be found with
appropriate semantics.

Let's take this opportunity for a clean break and take any further
discussion of this particular topic to a new thread, if necessary
since this is getting rather long. Sorry I didn't change the subject
line soon.


On Thu, Jun 4, 2020, at 10:03, Jonas Schäfer wrote:
> On Dienstag, 2. Juni 2020 17:36:32 CEST Sam Whited wrote:
> > > Then it has a non-obvious disadvantage (apparently) even to
> > > technical users, in that it inserts invisible unicode codepoints.
> > > This will cause hard-to- troubleshoot issues when (parts of) the
> > > message are copied into a thing which cares about it, such as a C
> > > compiler.
> >
> > I don't think this is a problem we should worry about. If this is a
> > problem for you, you already have this problem all over the web and
> > everywhere else and the answer is not "pretend Unicode doesn't exist
> > and don't use it".
> I have yet to see a widely used thing in the web which injects hidden
> Unicode codepoints in user-submitted content.
> Note that I’m not complaining about the use of Unicode. I’m
> complaining about the non-obvious injection of invisible codepoints in
> user content messages.
> kind regards, Jonas
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