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Subject: [OASIS Issue Tracker] (OBIX-143) 3.3.4 Str Encodings

    [ https://tools.oasis-open.org/issues/browse/OBIX-143?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:comment-tabpanel&focusedCommentId=37159#comment-37159 ] 

Markus Jung edited comment on OBIX-143 at 4/21/14 11:27 AM:

Should be discussed in next TC 04/24/2014. 

I don't see the problem here. Maybe because the UTF-8 encoding is only defined for str value types and not for the other string usages, like for attributes?

was (Author: mjung):
Should be discussed in next TC 04/24/2014. 

> 3.3.4 Str Encodings
> -------------------
>                 Key: OBIX-143
>                 URL: https://tools.oasis-open.org/issues/browse/OBIX-143
>             Project: OASIS Open Building Information Exchange (oBIX) TC
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: ENCODINGS Specification
>    Affects Versions: ENCODINGS PR02
>         Environment: TAB Review
>            Reporter: Toby Considine
> "3.3.4 Str Encodings 
> Table 3.5 Str Encodings confuses string encoding with value types. 
> The first entry references (without citation) one assumes the XML Schema datatypes documents for UTF8. Which is a recognized string *encoding.* 
> The second entry uses a heretofore unknown type of encoding called ""prev."" The description says: ""u2 index of previously defined string."" 
> u2 appears in 3.3.8 prior to year, 3.3.2 Int Encodings for Unsigned 16-bit integer value, which along with the explanation implies u2 is a unsigned 16-bit integer value for an index. 
> However that may be, an index is not a string encoding but value. Which is ok so long as values and string encodings are not confused. 
> A better way to state the allowed values would be UTF8 strings or index values that refer to UTF8 strings. There you can define the index value."

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