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Re: Registration of new charset iso-8859-14

From: Tex Texin <texin@progress.com>
Date: Mon, 03 Apr 2000 21:14:22 -0400
To: Keld Jørn Simonsen <keld@dkuug.dk>
Cc: Erik van der Poel <erik@netscape.com>, Misha Wolf <misha.wolf@reuters.com>, ietf-charsets@innosoft.com
Message-id: <38E941EE.67DF804D@progress.com>
Keld,
I don't see any reason to make the problem worse, just because
past practices were bad. It is not just a problem that it increases
the size of tables, it is a problem for people diagnosing problems
to run into an infrequently used alias to have to go off and figure out
what this unusual code page represents.

What is the advantage of having more than one name for it?
tex
Keld Jørn Simonsen wrote:
> 
> It is in the style that has been done for all the other iso-8859
> series of standards. So yu need to do it anyway for everything
> else.
> 
> Keld
> 
> On Mon, Apr 03, 2000 at 09:38:52AM -0700, Erik van der Poel wrote:
> > I also object to the aliases.
> >
> > Erik
> >
> > > I strongly object to the large number of aliases listed below and
> > > propose that every alias request should document established usage.
> > > This sort of nonsense requires browser etc vendors to build ever-
> > > larger tables of rubbish into their products.  Is it too late to
> > > stop this registration?
> > >
> > > > >Charset name: iso-8859-14
> > > > >
> > > > >Charset aliases:
> > > > >
> > > > >      &alias iso-ir-199
> > > > >      &alias ISO_8859-14:1998
> > > > >      &alias ISO_8859-14
> > > > >      &alias latin8
> > > > >      &alias iso-celtic
> > > > >      &alias l8

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