[rfc-i] Scanning non-ASCII text
Joe Hildebrand (jhildebr)
jhildebr at cisco.com
Tue Sep 25 23:05:35 PDT 2012
On 9/25/12 7:54 PM, "Paul Hoffman" <paul.hoffman at vpnc.org> wrote:
>Greetings again. The -00 draft gives as an argument for keeping the
> * 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
>Proposal: remove this bullet from the draft entirely.
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