On 16.03.2010 14:14, Doug Ewell wrote:
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
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."
Speaking of which: did we ever *measure* the acceptance of
draft-hoffman-utf8-rfcs? As far as I recall, there was lots of support
Best regards, Julian
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