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

Martin Duerst duerst at it.aoyama.ac.jp
Mon Oct 20 17:29:19 PDT 2008


At 01:52 08/10/21, Joe Touch wrote:

>Julian Reschke wrote:
>> Joe Touch wrote:

>>> That seems to require that RFCs be served in UTF-8 format. That would be
>>> ALL files (old and new) if a BOM is used.
>>> ...
>> 
>> ..and if the BOM was required. I don't think anybody proposed that.
>
>It seemed like it was proposed that way; let's be careful not to.

There was a proposal that could be read that way, but I think
the implicit assumption of everybody was that the BOM would be
mandatory, but only for files that contained non-ASCII characters.

Regards,   Martin.


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