Subject: Minutes of the 822 meeting in Santa Fe.
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 91 09:37:31 -0500
From: Greg Vaudreuil <gvaudre(_at_)nri(_dot_)reston(_dot_)va(_dot_)us>
2) Header character set proposal
The working group began a review of the proposal submitted by Keith
Moore to include character set identification and encoding information
in the headers of a document.
The discussion was unstructured resulted in a productive stream of
consiousness review. The working group approved of the general
approach and with the changes discussed, approved the proposal. Below
are the main issues discussed and their resolution.
ED NOTE: Please help me reconstruct this discussion and submit text
for these minutes!
a) Multiple encoded words
The working group felt that it should be acceptable to use multiple
encoded words. Furthermore, the Working Group agreed that the length
of encoded words should not be limited by this document, but rather by
implementors of software in consideration of the pragmatic guidelines
in the Quad-x document.
This part of the discussion is absent from my notes and I don't remember
it well either. As best as I can recall, I agreed to replace the
restrictions on the length of encoded-words with recommendations to that
effect. Can someone refresh my memory?
c) Use of Spaces in encoded words
I explained why SPACEs were not allowed to appear unencoded in
Q-encoded encoded-words. (because something like
To: =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Random Text <moore(_at_)cs(_dot_)utk(_dot_)edu> other stuff?=
would get parsed differently for display and for generating addresses)