[Catalyst] UTF-8 Conversion on the fly

Mesdaq, Ali amesdaq at websense.com
Fri May 23 18:06:16 BST 2008

Hello Everyone,

Got a question about utf8 conversions on the fly. I was wondering if
anyone had experience and some pointers of good practices for taking a
webpage thats stored as a blob in mysql then serving that page after its
been converted to utf8. Right now the way this is implemented is
conversion before storage but I never liked that idea. The engineer who
did it thought utf8 conversion is always going to be a smooth thing. I
also don't like the fact we don't store the orginal copy of the page in
the db its the converted copy. So I wanted to see if anyone here had
good suggestions on how the original can be stored and just converted on
the fly.

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