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Re: charset aliases

From: <ned.freed@innosoft.com>
Date: Mon, 03 Apr 2000 15:06:52 -0800 (PST)
To: erik@netscape.com
Cc: ned.freed@innosoft.com, Keld Jørn Simonsen <keld@dkuug.dk>, Misha Wolf <misha.wolf@reuters.com>, ietf-charsets@innosoft.com
Message-id: <01JNSXOCFQTA0005UV@MAUVE.INNOSOFT.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).

Take a look at the revised registry when it comes out -- I think you will
like it!

				Ned
Received on Monday, 3 April 2000 18:09:39 GMT

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