[rfc-i] New version: draft-hoffman-utf8-rfcs-04.txt
julian.reschke at gmx.de
Sun Aug 2 00:48:43 PDT 2009
Paul Hoffman wrote:
>> A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts
>> Title : Using non-ASCII Characters in RFCs
>> Author(s) : T. Bray, P. Hoffman
>> Filename : draft-hoffman-utf8-rfcs-04.txt
>> Pages : 9
>> Date : 2008-11-3
>> This document specifies a change to the IETF process in which
>> Internet Drafts and RFCs are allowed to contain non-ASCII characters.
>> The proposed change is to change the encoding of Internet Drafts and
>> RFCs to UTF-8.
>> A URL for this Internet-Draft is:
> We have incorporated many changes from the last round of discussion.
> Earlier, people asked to see how this draft would look if it actually had UTF-8 in it. I put it on a web site, but people argued about how the content-type and character set affected how they saw it. This time, I'm attaching the UTF-8ized version to this message in a way that I'm 99% sure will be have
> Content-Type: application/octet-stream. That should be closer to how the file would be handled in the real world of FTP servers and manual copying and so on. FWIW, the attached file starts with a UTF-8 byte order mark.
A few remarks:
(1) In the meantime there is a newer version
(2) In the URI/IRI Bar Bof last week, it became painfully clear that the
ability to use just a few non-ASCII characters would make reading a spec
that is about I18N *much* more easy (see, for instance,
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