[rfc-i] New version: draft-hoffman-utf8-rfcs-04.txt

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at nic.fr
Tue Nov 4 07:36:04 PST 2008


On Tue, Nov 04, 2008 at 12:28:51AM -0800,
 Joe Touch <touch at ISI.EDU> wrote 
 a message of 55 lines which said:

> Text/plain is ASCII;

Where does this strange idea come from? From not enough reading of RFC
2046?

> UTF-8 creates the problem by deliberately overloading text/plain to
> also mean UTF-8.

First time I hear that funny theory. Whether it is plain text or not
is completely independant of the character set in use.



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