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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (HARMONY-156) InputStreamReader.getEncoding() and OutputStreamWriter.getEncoding() should return a historical charset name.
Date Fri, 03 Mar 2006 10:17:52 GMT


Paulex Yang wrote:
> Ah, thank you very much, but...I have some concerns whether we can look 
> at the Sun's bug database. Any official ideas from Harmony PPMC?  ;-)


I actually asked that question, and don't have an answer yet.  Are there 
any listed terms of use or such?

<aside>
Lets not distinguish the PPMC that way - no need to place any special 
empahsis there.
</aside>


geir

> 
> karan malhi wrote:
>> You might want to look at this 
>> http://bugs.sun.com/bugdatabase/view_bug.do?bug_id=6201170
>>
>> Paulex Yang (JIRA) wrote:
>>
>>>    [ 
>>> http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HARMONY-156?page=comments#action_12368656

>>> ]
>>> Paulex Yang commented on HARMONY-156:
>>> -------------------------------------
>>>
>>> All the spec about Charset historical name is:
>>> " Some charsets have an historical name that is defined for 
>>> compatibility with previous versions of the Java platform. A 
>>> charset's historical name is either its canonical name or one of its 
>>> aliases."
>>>
>>>> From this paragraph, I personally think the historical name is 
>>>> specific to RI without any public standard:(,  so the only way to be 
>>>> compatible with RI is write testcases to get all historical names of 
>>>> RI supported Charsets, and store them in an map.
>>>
>>> I can provide the patch of tests(to get all historical name) and the 
>>> mapping implementation, but before that, I hope I can get some better 
>>> idea from the mailing list to avoid this ugly solution:-\.
>>>
>>>  
>>>
>>>> InputStreamReader.getEncoding() and OutputStreamWriter.getEncoding() 
>>>> should return a historical charset name.
>>>> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

>>>>
>>>>
>>>>         Key: HARMONY-156
>>>>         URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HARMONY-156
>>>>     Project: Harmony
>>>>        Type: Bug
>>>>  Components: Classlib
>>>>    Reporter: Dmitry M. Kononov
>>>>    Priority: Minor
>>>>   
>>>
>>>  
>>>
>>>> InputStreamReader.getEncoding() and OutputStreamWriter.getEncoding() 
>>>> return canonical names on the given charsets instead of historical 
>>>> ones. For example,
>>>>    new OutputStreamWriter(new ByteArrayOutputStream(), 
>>>> "UTF-16BE").getEncoding()
>>>> has to return the "UnicodeBigUnmarked" string as a historical name. 
>>>> But it returns "UTF-16BE", that is a canonical name.
>>>> The java spec reads the historical names as the charset names 
>>>> defined for compatibility with previous versions of the Java platform.
>>>>   
>>>
>>>  
>>>
>>
> 
> 

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