[rfc-i] Alternate UTF-8 proposal

Paul Hoffman paul.hoffman at vpnc.org
Mon Oct 20 08:02:54 PDT 2008

At 7:17 AM -0700 10/20/08, Joe Touch wrote:
>Allow UTF-8 only where internationalized text examples are REQUIRED. Two
>versions of such documents would be provided, where the UTF-8 would be
>the reference version, and an ASCII equivalent with suitable notes about
>excluded material would also be made available as a supplemental.
>This would avoid the need to change all RFCs to support a feature needed
>by only a few.

This proposal offers less than the one in our draft in that it doesn't allow for the correct spelling of names that have non-ASCII characters.

--Paul Hoffman, Director
--VPN Consortium

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