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

Joe Touch touch at ISI.EDU
Fri Nov 7 06:44:59 PST 2008


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One other point...

Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 06, 2008 at 06:33:30AM -0800,
>  Joe Touch <touch at ISI.EDU> wrote 
>  a message of 26 lines which said:
> 
>> Rarely is the system Unix.
> 
> Any hard numbers about it? Guesses are not allowed. Remember that RFC
> authors are not representative of the general computer users.
> 
> Anecdotal evidence: when you are at an IETF meeting, in the back of
> the room, and you look forward, most of the laptops run Unix.

The issue with interpreting .utf8 or BOM is primarily a reader issue,
not an author issue. I agree that RFC authors are primarily IETF
attendees (though you ought to cite statistics on that if you require me
to back up my assertions as well), but RFC readers are probably not
primarily RFC attendees (do we really need to dig those numbers out? or
can we just agree on that?)

Joe
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