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Re: Response to MIME charset issue

1993-12-27 09:01:46

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    MIME did not include ISO 10664 because it was not fully baked at the

I'm going to quibble with this statement because of the history of
heat and misunderstanding that has accompanied the character set
discussions over the last 2 years.

10646 (and others) were not included because they lacked *highly*
pervasive USE.  Simple, formal status was decided by the wg not
to be a criterion.  The wg chose an even more conservtive approach,
listing in Mime only specs that are in relatively heavy use.  This
was deciced because non-listing does not prevent registration with
IANA and does not prevent use.  Rather, the wg did notwant to enter
into the characterset fray.