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

Joe Touch touch at ISI.EDU
Mon Oct 20 07:32:04 PDT 2008


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Julian Reschke wrote:
> Joe Touch wrote:
>> OK - here goes:
>>
>> Allow UTF-8 only where internationalized text examples are REQUIRED. Two
>> versions of such documents would be provided, where the UTF-8 would be
>> the reference version, and an ASCII equivalent with suitable notes about
>> excluded material would also be made available as a supplemental.
>>
>> This would avoid the need to change all RFCs to support a feature needed
>> by only a few.
> 
> As far as I can tell, *nobody* suggested to "change all RFCs".
> 
> Could you elaborate?
> 
> BR, Julian

Sections 2 and 3 of the draft. Of the uses, only the last, and only
where required, should be in the primary version of a document.

"required", IMO, is for examples absolutely needed in descriptions of
protocols supporting internationalization. Gratuitous examples would not
be covered, e.g.

Joe
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