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Re: [ietf-822] What about doing more? (was: Re: Fwd: New Version Notification for draft-crocker-inreply-react-01.txt)

2020-10-13 08:38:10
On 10/11/2020 8:49 PM, Ricardo Signes wrote:
On Sun, Oct 11, 2020, at 10:44 PM, John Levine wrote:
If they haven't already figured out that it's a fool's errand to
validate Unicode beyond broad rules like don't allow surrogates in
UTF-8, they're not going to figure it out for this tiny hack.

I believe this says "It is not worth including that."

This thread seems to be about a concern that an implementor will not know how to properly deal with Unicode. No doubt that's a valid issue, but this specification isn't the place to fix this. Unicode is a discrete (and complex) topic.

Basic tutorials or cautions about it don't belong in a specification like this.

If there is a statement to include, it should be a very general, non-normative pointer to background information about Unicode or Unicode technical issues.


Dave Crocker
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