Brian E Carpenter <brian dot e dot carpenter at gmail dot com> wrote:
Note that I am not arguing in favor of plain text as the IETF
standard. I just want to keep this part of the discussion real.
There is no requirement anywhere that plain-text files may contain
only ASCII characters.
That requirement is explicit for RFCs.
It is explicit for RFCs, but not for plain-text files in general. IETF
could theoretically change the RFC requirement, although you are correct
that given the non-acceptance of draft-hoffman-utf8-rfcs, it seems
unlikely. The topic did come up again on the list, with the usual
conflation of "ASCII" and "plain text."
Doug Ewell | Thornton, Colorado, USA | http://www.ewellic.org
RFC 5645, 4645, UTN #14 | ietf-languages @ http://is.gd/2kf0s
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