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RE: Registration of new IBM Char Sets

From: Langer, Paul <Paul.Langer@softwareag.com>
Date: Tue, 30 May 2000 23:58:06 +0200
To: ietf-charsets@iana.org
Cc: Harald Tveit Alvestrand <Harald@Alvestrand.no>, "'erik@netscape.com'" <erik@netscape.com>
Message-id: <2339B88D6AA6D31187A80008C7E6F6722D91A8@daemsg01.software-ag.de>
-----Original Message-----
> From: Erik van der Poel [mailto:erik@netscape.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 30, 2000 10:38 PM
> Subject: Re: Registration of new IBM Char Sets

> [snip] 
> What is the motivation for registering these charsets if they are not
> suitable for use on the wire? 
> [snip]
> I'm just concerned about adding things that don't really belong in the
> registry.

There is more "on the wire" than media type "text/*", for example XML
via HTTP.
EBCDIC is perfectly ok for media type "application/xml".

All the best,

Paul Langer               E-mail   Paul.Langer@softwareag.com
Software AG               Tel.     +49-6151-92-1912
Uhlandstr. 12             Fax      +49-6151-92-1613
D-64297 Darmstadt
Received on Tuesday, 30 May 2000 18:00:20 UTC

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