Make default encoding explicit for (technical) string to byte-array conversions
Created by: cobratbq
There are a number of locations where we expect to convert a textual string to a byte-array. My primary use case I bumped into right now is in section Shared Session State. Here we discuss infrastructure IDs, which may very well contain unicode characters if related to modern domains.
Would it make sense to make it explicit that in such string conversion cases? Such as the infrastructure contact IDs, we assume UTF-8 encoding.
Right now there is a single occurrence where string encoding is mentioned: section Data Messages. However this reference is quite specific on it being about the payload of the data message's plain text message part.