[rfc-i] UTF-8 and Unicode examples

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Tue May 4 12:45:34 PDT 2004


Alex Rousskov wrote:

> ...
>>People frequently only check the HTML output, but in the end what
>>matters is readable TXT output.
> 
> 
> In my experience, we have already crossed the line where readable HTML
> output implies readable TXT output with xml2rfc. YMMV.

Yes, it does *now*. But the more features we put into xml2rfc that do 
not directly translate to TXT, the less you can rely on that.

>>On the other hand, I think it would make a *lot* of sense to discuss
>>allowing at least certain non-ASCII characters inside TXT versions
>>(encoded as UTF-8).
> 
> 
> Based on IETF powers-that-be comments on various IETF lists, such a
> discussion would probably be a waste of time for now. For good or bad,
> the inertia is too high, and it is trivial to come up with use cases
> where anything but ASCII would not be acceptable.  Try again in five
> years or so :-/.

:-)

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