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

Keith Moore moore at cs.utk.edu
Mon Nov 10 11:41:14 PST 2008

Julian Reschke wrote:
> 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).
how does the reader know that the software he's using is displaying the
document correctly?


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