[rfc-i] Fwd: I-D ACTION:draft-hoffman-utf8-rfcs-03.txt

Joe Touch touch at ISI.EDU
Mon Oct 20 07:08:15 PDT 2008


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Martin Duerst wrote:
> At 03:54 08/10/20, Joe Touch wrote:
> 
>> Julian Reschke wrote:
> 
>> The "competing proposal" here is to continue to use the current subset
>> of ASCII (presumably that's what you mean by 'text/plain'); so clearly
>> the lack of limitations (needing to use a browser - which isn't
>> available on all platforms,
> 
> Can you tell me about platforms where a browser isn't available?

A Sony Reader: (according to Wikipedia): The Reader supports TXT and RTF
documents with Latin character set only.

The point is that not everything that can read a text file is on the web
or has a web browser, and this is a modern example.

Joe
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