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From Torsten Curdt <>
Subject Re: DO NOT REPLY [Bug 23299] - [PATCH] UTFDataFormatException: String cannot be longer than 32k.
Date Wed, 12 Nov 2003 12:54:26 GMT
>> Let's not discuss this to death. I'll fix it :)
> Minor suggestion. >32k events do not happen everyday, but <32k events 
> do, a lot. So, instead of adding size to the <32k events, it's better to 
> add some size to >32k events.
 > What I mean is:
> 1) Leave length as it is, 2 bytes.
> 2) Have one value reserved, say 0xFFFF

Let's say 0x7FFF because the highest bit is reserved

> 3) In case of >32k event, write first 0xFFFF, and then 32 bit length.

...instead of choping the string into 0x7FFF chunks

> This way, old events do not grow larger, only large event header 
> increases - becames larger on 4 bytes.

...I guess I like it even more than chopping up the strings because
the additional overhead is fix :)


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