[rfc-i] Scanning non-ASCII text
paul.hoffman at vpnc.org
Tue Sep 25 18:54:11 PDT 2012
Greetings again. The -00 draft gives as an argument for keeping the all-ASCII requirement:
* In extreme cases of having to retype/scan hard copies of
documents (it has been required in the past) ASCII is
significantly easier to work with for rescanning and retaining
all of the original information. There can be no loss of
descriptive metadata such as keywords or content tags.
This doesn't hold up for two reasons. First, scanning software has handled non-ASCII characters just fine for well over a decade. Second, and more important: no RFC created in the future will exist only in a printed version.
Proposal: remove this bullet from the draft entirely.
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