[rfc-i] Bug in RFC Search page...

Carsten Bormann cabo at tzi.org
Tue Sep 26 13:49:56 PDT 2017


> On Sep 26, 2017, at 22:41, Toerless Eckert <tte+ietf at cs.fau.de> wrote:
> 
> What terminology do you propose
> 
> ASCII text -> plain-text
> UTF-8 text -> plain-text unicode

Well, both are plain-text, and both are unicode.
Plain-text-beyond-ascii would be more like it for the second, but why call that out.
(And no, we don’t need a third category Plain-text-beyond-the-basic-multilingual-plane, or Plain-text-with-astral for short.)

> HTML ASCII -> HTML
> HTML UTF-8 -> HTML unicode

I don’t think that distinction ever needs to be made, because HTML embeds metadata about its charset, and there are no real interop problems when you do that.

Grüße, Carsten



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