[rfc-i] Use of unicode

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Mon Apr 23 15:00:04 PDT 2012

On 4/23/12 3:17 PM, Iljitsch van Beijnum wrote:
> On 23 Apr 2012, at 19:12 , Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>>> Authors' names (ID/RFC author, author of cited document) EAI
>>> Authors' email addresses
>> Do you mean that only authors of EAI specifications are allowed to 
>> include non-ASCII characters in their email addresses?
> Not sure what an EAI is 


> (or an IRI, for that matter)


> , but I'm very
> much against allowing non-ASCII email addresses. That means that if
> you see them printed on paper you may not be able to type them, 

Welcome to the wonderful world of internationalization.

> thus
> rendering the point of including an email address in an RFC moot.

I think that people would include both an ASCII (traditional) email
address and a Unicode (EAI) email address.

> It's our job to create protocol specifications, it's not our job to
> exercise those specifications to their fullest in our own output.

No one ever said it was. Please see the requirements that Larry posted.

> Even when all non 7-bit ASCII characters are summarily stripped from
> an RFC it must be possible to implement that RFC.

That's why I said we'd want to make sure that documents would include
both the properly-encoded Unicode code points along with the actual code
point numbers or names.


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