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Re: charset aliases

From: Erik van der Poel <erik@netscape.com>
Date: Mon, 03 Apr 2000 14:46:13 -0700
To: ned.freed@innosoft.com
Cc: Keld Jørn Simonsen <keld@dkuug.dk>, Misha Wolf <misha.wolf@reuters.com>, ietf-charsets@innosoft.com
Message-id: <38E91125.4FF3D079@netscape.com>
ned.freed@innosoft.com wrote:
> 
> I think this goes way too far. We have no way of knowing which of the aliases
> are in use now. Attempts to scan some tiny subset of transactions in a
> particular protocol are entirely futile, as usage of odd things often tends to
> be concentrated in small groups of systems. We can deprecate the use of some
> names, but like the <font> tag, the existance of these names needs to be
> documented, not deleted.

OK, instead of deleting the aliases, perhaps we could mark them
"deprecated" (or just make sure that at least one of the names in each
set is marked "preferred", as some are now).

Erik
Received on Monday, 3 April 2000 17:52:03 GMT

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