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From Noah Slater <>
Subject Re: Character encodings and JSON RFC (spun off from COUCHDB-345)
Date Sun, 30 Aug 2009 04:58:41 GMT
On Sun, Aug 30, 2009 at 12:48:36AM -0400, Paul Davis wrote:
> Forgive my ignorance, but I thought ISO-8859-1 was valid UTF-8. Or is
> it just in the common no-high-bit-set ASCII that's UTF-8 compatible?
> Either way, ISO-8859-1 is an encoding, not a content-type. Isn't
> saying it's invalid JSON like saying UC-4 is invalid JPEG? XD

What?! Heh.

ISO-8859-1 is an encoding of Unicode.

UTF-8 is an encoding of Unicode.

Neither are valid versions of each other.

Neither are content types, or media types, or MIME types.

Basically, LOL.


Noah Slater,

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