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// Copyright 2015 The Go Authors. All rights reserved.
// Use of this source code is governed by a BSD-style
// license that can be found in the LICENSE file.
//go:generate go run gen.go
// Package identifier defines the contract between implementations of Encoding
// and Index by defining identifiers that uniquely identify standardized coded
// character sets (CCS) and character encoding schemes (CES), which we will
// together refer to as encodings, for which Encoding implementations provide
// converters to and from UTF-8. This package is typically only of concern to
// implementers of Indexes and Encodings.
// One part of the identifier is the MIB code, which is defined by IANA and
// uniquely identifies a CCS or CES. Each code is associated with data that
// references authorities, official documentation as well as aliases and MIME
// names.
// Not all CESs are covered by the IANA registry. The "other" string that is
// returned by ID can be used to identify other character sets or versions of
// existing ones.
// It is recommended that each package that provides a set of Encodings provide
// the All and Common variables to reference all supported encodings and
// commonly used subset. This allows Index implementations to include all
// available encodings without explicitly referencing or knowing about them.
package identifier
// Note: this package is internal, but could be made public if there is a need
// for writing third-party Indexes and Encodings.
// References:
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// Interface can be implemented by Encodings to define the CCS or CES for which
// it implements conversions.
type Interface interface {
// ID returns an encoding identifier. Exactly one of the mib and other
// values should be non-zero.
// In the usual case it is only necessary to indicate the MIB code. The
// other string can be used to specify encodings for which there is no MIB,
// such as "x-mac-dingbat".
// The other string may only contain the characters a-z, A-Z, 0-9, - and _.
ID() (mib MIB, other string)
// NOTE: the restrictions on the encoding are to allow extending the syntax
// with additional information such as versions, vendors and other variants.
// A MIB identifies an encoding. It is derived from the IANA MIB codes and adds
// some identifiers for some encodings that are not covered by the IANA
// standard.
// See
type MIB uint16
// These additional MIB types are not defined in IANA. They are added because
// they are common and defined within the text repo.
const (
// Unofficial marks the start of encodings not registered by IANA.
Unofficial MIB = 10000 + iota
// Replacement is the WhatWG replacement encoding.
// XUserDefined is the code for x-user-defined.
// MacintoshCyrillic is the code for x-mac-cyrillic.