rick jelliffe takes a jab at text encoding
2007-10-08 @ 19:15
gotta say, he nails it on the head for me.
Let me put it another way: if you make up or maintain a public text format, and you don’t provide a mechanism for clearly stating the encoding, then, on the face of it, you are incompetent. If you make up or maintain a public text format, it is not someone else’s job to figure out the messy encoding details, it is your job.