Re: UTF-7: help me understand - a-ha!

From: Deborah Goldsmith (
Date: Wed Apr 12 2000 - 14:27:27 EDT

on 4/12/2000 11:20 AM, Mike Brown <> wrote:

> My confusion stems in part from the terminology used in the RFCs. Use of the
> words "quantum" and "integral" only tell me that I didn't pay enough
> attention in Calculus class 12 years ago.

Or that ex-Physics majors shouldn't be allowed to write RFCs. :-)

> So to me it is not obvious that the padding talked about in the UTF-7 RFC is
> supposed to be applied at the divide-into-sextets step, nor is it obvious
> that there is no group-into-24-bit requirement.

If the UTF-7 RFC is ever amended, I can try to clarify that. Of course,
that's highly unlikely to happen.


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