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From Paul Davis <>
Subject Re: CouchDB View Unicode Document
Date Thu, 28 Apr 2011 19:56:59 GMT
On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 3:30 PM, Noah Diewald <> wrote:
> From what I understand, JavaScript shouldn't need to escape characters
> in the basic multilingual plane so it is strange that strings with
> characters that fall within that range are escaped. I think there is
> something wrong with that. I mean, why not escape every character if
> you need to decode the JSON just to read the strings?

Can someone paste some actual input/output pairs so I have a clue
what's going on.

Theoretically \uFFFF isn't a valid escape sequence last I checked
(don't get me started on 4627 idiocy).

The JSON encoder will by default escape data that is non-printable
ascii. The few special cased characters mentioned in the JSON spec are
backslash escaped (\t \n \" etc) while All other bits are escaped as
\uHHHH sequences.

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