Feedback on the proposal to change U+FFFD generation when decoding ill-formed UTF-8

Shawn Steele via Unicode unicode at
Tue May 23 14:31:49 CDT 2017

> If the thread has made one thing clear is that there's no consensus in the wider community
> that one approach is obviously better. When it comes to ill-formed sequences, all bets are off.
> Simple as that.

> Adding a "recommendation" this late in the game is just bad standards policy.

I agree.  I'm not sure what value this provides.  If someone thought it added value to discuss the pros and cons of implementing it one way and the other as MAY do this or MAY do that, I don't mind.  But I think both should be permitted, and neither should be encouraged with anything stronger than a MAY.


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