[rfc-i] Scanning non-ASCII text

Joe Hildebrand (jhildebr) jhildebr at cisco.com
Tue Sep 25 23:05:35 PDT 2012

On 9/25/12 7:54 PM, "Paul Hoffman" <paul.hoffman at vpnc.org> wrote:

>Greetings again. The -00 draft gives as an argument for keeping the
>all-ASCII requirement:
>      *  In extreme cases of having to retype/scan hard copies of
>         documents (it has been required in the past) ASCII is
>         significantly easier to work with for rescanning and retaining
>         all of the original information.  There can be no loss of
>         descriptive metadata such as keywords or content tags.
>This doesn't hold up for two reasons. First, scanning software has
>handled non-ASCII characters just fine for well over a decade. Second,
>and more important: no RFC created in the future will exist only in a
>printed version.
>Proposal: remove this bullet from the draft entirely.


Joe Hildebrand

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