Subject: Re: Character set Detail Considered Harmful
Date: Mon, 23 Dec 91 11:58:13 -0800
From: Dave Crocker <dcrocker(_at_)mordor(_dot_)stanford(_dot_)edu>
7. Use of "X-" labelled charsets is inappropriate:
While I don't agree with the severity of this response, I think I erred
in referencing only X- labels. Klensin thinks that X- means
experimental; I believe it merely means "private" and that is the error:
I believe that IANA can register names for specs which are published but
not yet standardized. Hence, the X- needn't be used; the details for
the charset can be available; and it only is the standards status of
each charset spec that would remain at issue.
The RFC Editor probably can clarify this procedural point.
Yeah, "X-" need not be used.