[rfc-i] Problems and requirements for RFC Format

Joe Touch touch at isi.edu
Tue Apr 17 23:01:28 PDT 2012



On Apr 17, 2012, at 6:53 PM, "Martin J. Dürst" <duerst at it.aoyama.ac.jp> wrote:

> On 2012/04/18 7:01, Joe Touch wrote:
>> Hi, Heather,
>> 
>> Your summary looks good, except that I worry that it's so complete as to
>> ensure it cannot be satisfied.
>> 
>> Some omissions I note, though (from the discussion; these aren't my
>> personal requirements):
>> 
>> (at all phases) "Ability to denote protocol examples using the character
>> sets those examples support". This is a variant of "Respect for authors'
>> names", but is more technically-oriented.
> 
> Yes, non-ASCII in examples is very helpful in some cases. However, the wording above may be confusing, because "character set" is sometimes (e.g. in MIME) used to stand for character encoding.

I used that term to match what we use for various protocols. 

> 
> What about the following wording:
> 
> "Need to be able to use non-ASCII characters in author's names and in examples."

I left the two issues separate - and think they should remain so.

Non-ASCII for author names is distinct from on-ASCII for examples.

Joe

> 
> Regards,   Martin.


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