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Re: charset aliases

From: Keld Jørn Simonsen <keld@dkuug.dk>
Date: Tue, 04 Apr 2000 00:49:24 +0200
To: Erik van der Poel <erik@netscape.com>
Cc: Misha Wolf <misha.wolf@reuters.com>, ietf-charsets@innosoft.com
Message-id: <20000404004924.E3273@light.dkuug.dk>
On Mon, Apr 03, 2000 at 02:18:51PM -0700, Erik van der Poel wrote:
> Keld Jørn Simonsen wrote:
> > 
> > The alisases records names that are used in some networking
> > environments, such as ISO communications, X, POSIX and others.
> 
> The IANA charset registry is for Internet protocols, such as MIME, HTTP,
> HTML and XML. It is not appropriate to contaminate the IANA registry
> with names that are used in ISO communications, X, POSIX and others.

Some ISO protocols are also internet protocols.
You may in IETF diverge from the charset names used in ISO for
the same concepts and entities, but by doing that you really
miss alignment with ISO naming of charsets.

Keld
Received on Monday, 3 April 2000 18:52:40 GMT

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