IETF/IAB and charsets (Re: SWEDISH CHARACTERS IN EMAIL)

Harald.T.Alvestrand@uninett.no
Thu, 01 Dec 1994 10:30:11 +0100


Date: Thu, 01 Dec 1994 10:30:11 +0100
From: Harald.T.Alvestrand@uninett.no
Subject: IETF/IAB and charsets (Re: SWEDISH CHARACTERS IN EMAIL)
In-reply-to: Your message of "Wed, 30 Nov 1994 14:45:47 MET."
To: ietf-822@dimacs.rutgers.edu, ietf-charsets@INNOSOFT.COM
Message-id: <199412010930.KAA02966@dale.uninett.no>

It is a source of continuing frustration to me that the IETF
system does not seem to be dealing with character sets the way
they dealt with IPV6.

One year or so ago, the IESG requested guidance from the IAB
about character sets.

In May, Jun Murai promised me that the IAB would at least try
to start work on defining the kind of evidence they would
consider as basic material for a "character set architecture decision".

Since then, EXACTLY NOTHING has happened.
The item isn't even on the IAB list of outstanding questions, and
has *never* been mentioned in the published IAB minutes, as far
as I could see.

Frustrato molto.....
(this is also an attempt to transfer the discussion to the "charsets"
list; I hope I got the address right - it's been awfully quiet for
some time....)

             Harald A

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