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Re: charset aliases

From: Keld Jørn Simonsen <keld@dkuug.dk>
Date: Tue, 04 Apr 2000 00:43:49 +0200
To: Erik van der Poel <erik@netscape.com>
Cc: ned.freed@innosoft.com, Misha Wolf <misha.wolf@reuters.com>, ietf-charsets@innosoft.com
Message-id: <20000404004349.D3273@light.dkuug.dk>
On Mon, Apr 03, 2000 at 02:46:13PM -0700, Erik van der Poel wrote:
> 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).

I can agree to marking stuff as depreciated, or preferred.
Anyway under some concensus rules.

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