[rfc-dist] RFC 4790 on Internet Application Protocol Collation Registry

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        RFC 4790

        Title:      Internet Application Protocol Collation Registry 
        Author:     C. Newman, M. Duerst,
                    A. Gulbrandsen
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       March 2007
        Mailbox:    chris.newman at sun.com, 
                    duerst at it.aoyama.ac.jp,
                    arnt at oryx.com
        Pages:      26
        Characters: 55591
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-newman-i18n-comparator-14.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4790.txt

Many Internet application protocols include string-based lookup,
searching, or sorting operations.  However, the problem space for
searching and sorting international strings is large, not fully
explored, and is outside the area of expertise for the Internet
Engineering Task Force (IETF).  Rather than attempt to solve such a
large problem, this specification creates an abstraction framework so
that application protocols can precisely identify a comparison
function, and the repertoire of comparison functions can be extended
in the future.  [STANDARDS TRACK]

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

STANDARDS TRACK: This document specifies an Internet standards track
protocol for the Internet community,and requests discussion and 
suggestions for improvements.Please refer to the current edition of the 
Internet Official Protocol Standards (STD 1) for the standardization 
state and status of this protocol.  Distribution of this memo is 

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