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Request #36024 Problem with unicode escape sequences in binary data
Submitted: 2006-01-16 00:35 UTC Modified: 2006-01-16 00:47 UTC
From: mauroi at digbang dot com Assigned:
Status: Suspended Package: Feature/Change Request
PHP Version: 5.1.2 OS: *
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2006-01-16 00:35 UTC] mauroi at digbang dot com
This is not a bug itself, but it's a problem that I run into often because I develop unicode applications with mbstring overloading functions.
Whenever I try to know the length of binary information (for example, a lob retrieved from the database, in order to set the content-length header) I get errors because raw bytes inside the variable are interpreted as unicode escape sequences. So the length returned by strlen is less than the correct one.
See Bug #35412 for a similar situation (there might be more).
In that cases I use mb_strlen($str, 'ASCII') but it would be nice to have a function called bytecount or something like that.
Maybe there are already plans for this in PHP6 with the new unicode thing.


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 [2006-01-16 00:42 UTC] mauroi at digbang dot com
I could send a patch with a sinonym for the not overloaded strlen function.... My two cents (and three lines :o) )

Thanks in advance.
 [2006-01-16 00:47 UTC]
This is definitely something for PHP 6 and its Unicode support.
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