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From r..@apache.org
Subject Re: OS/390-, BS2000-, and TPF-specific files
Date Thu, 23 Mar 2000 00:57:49 GMT

> . move translation tables and a function to translate to APR
> 
>   We could have some concept of default translation table for now (in
>   case they are different).  Eventually, users may want to tell Apache
>   what translation to perform, at which point we need to select the
>   translation table.  At that point it would be helpful if the native
>   translation support (e.g., iconv() on OS/390) can be used to load
>   the table, so that the user can deploy existing tools to build
>   custom tables.
> 
>   The exact form of the APR support needs more thought.  It could be
>   extremely simple :)

Tables don't work on all platforms.  Specifically, AS/400 has repeatedly
said they can't just use tables.

> . move general EBCDIC support (code used to decide when to do it) out
>   of os/bs2000, os/tpf, and os/os390 into main/http_ebcdic.c or
>   similar  

This is waiting for somebody to do it.  I thought we had decided this was
the right way to go months ago, but nobody has done it yet.

Ryan

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