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RE: charset aliases

From: McDonald, Ira <imcdonald@sharplabs.com>
Date: Mon, 03 Apr 2000 16:05:27 -0700
To: 'Keld Jørn Simonsen' <keld@dkuug.dk>, Erik van der Poel <erik@netscape.com>
Cc: Misha Wolf <misha.wolf@reuters.com>, ietf-charsets@innosoft.com
Message-id: <1115A7CFAC25D311BC4000508B2CA53731001A@MAILSRVNT02>
Hi Keld,

Agreed.  Also, the ITU-T T.series and IETF Internet Fax WG
protocols have normative references to each other.  And several
W3C specs have normative references to the IANA Charset Registry.
Planned incoherence is short-sighted.

Comments showing the usual domain of usage of an alias would
be a good improvement.

- Ira McDonald, consulting architect at Xerox and Sharp
  High North Inc

-----Original Message-----
From: Keld Jørn Simonsen [mailto:keld@dkuug.dk]
Sent: Monday, April 03, 2000 3:49 PM
To: Erik van der Poel
Cc: Misha Wolf; ietf-charsets@innosoft.com
Subject: Re: charset aliases

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.

Received on Monday, 3 April 2000 19:08:22 UTC

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