[rfc-i] New version: draft-hoffman-utf8-rfcs-04.txt

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Mon Nov 10 11:37:45 PST 2008

Keith Moore wrote:
>> In the cases I know best, in particular IRIs and IDNs, the point is
>> exactly NOT to show what happens when UTF-8 goes over the wire.
>> IDNs use punycode over the wire. IRIs use characters on the side
>> of a bus (or wherever). In particular in these cases, it's very
>> helpful to have the real characters in contrast with some
>> ACE notation.
> but if the "real" characters aren't displayed correctly or consistently, 
> how is this helpful?
> do you expect readers to hex-dump the RFCs?

Well, they are displayed properly, if the right software is used -- for 
instance, and up-to-date browser. I would expect that any developer has 
access to one of these... (maybe not always and anywhere, but that 
should be ok).

BR, Julian

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