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From Joe Orton <...@manyfish.co.uk>
Subject Re: nasty apr-util xlate bug
Date Fri, 19 Mar 2004 16:14:57 GMT
Hmm.  Is this sbcs thing really safe at all?  Just because a character
set translation gives a particular mapping for 0x00-0xff in that order
why is it guaranteed that it will for any other ordering of bytes? 

e.g. invent a mapping which does "0xff <end>" -> "0xff" but "0xff 0xf1"
-> "0x42".  I'd be surprised if a mapping between two real charsets does
*not* exist which does something like this, given the range of extremely
weird and wonderful charsets out there.


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