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From: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2001 18:14:47 +0900
To: ietf-charsets@iana.org
Cc: iana@iana.org, Harald Tveit Alvestrand <harald@alvestrand.no>
Message-id: <4.2.0.58.J.20010616174835.0308d210@sh.w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>
Having a look at the charset registry
(http://www.iana.org/assignments/character-sets),
I just rediscovered the following error, already
reported by Olle Jarnefors in 1996!
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/ietf-charsets/1996JulDec/0000.html

What is the right way to fix such problems once and for all?

Regards,   Martin.


Date: Mon, 08 Jul 1996 18:23:30 +0200
From: Olle Jarnefors <ojarnef@admin.kth.se> Subject: Errors in charset 
registrations for Arabic and Hebrew
To: iana@isi.edu
Cc: ietf-charsets@INNOSOFT.COM, ilan-h@taunivm.tau.ac.il,
Message-id: <9607081623.AA19350@mercutio.admin.kth.se>  There are four 
small but significant errors in the
registrations of four charset values for Arabic and
Hebrew character sets defined in RFC 1556.
<ftp:ftp.is.edu/in-notes/iana/assignments/character-sets> includes the 
registrations:
 > Name: ISO_8859-6-E                                       [RFC1556,IANA]
 > MIBenum: 81
 > Source: RFC-1556
 > Alias: csISO88596E
 > > Name: ISO_8859-6-I                                       [RFC1556,IANA]
 > MIBenum: 82
 > Source: RFC-1556
 > Alias: csISO88596I
 > Name: ISO_8859-8-E                                  [RFC1556,Nussbacher]
 > MIBenum: 84
 > Source: RFC-1556
 > Alias: csISO88598E
 > > Name: ISO_8859-8-I                                  [RFC1556,Nussbacher]
 > MIBenum: 85
 > Source: RFC-1556
 > Alias: csISO88598I
RFC 1556, however, uses "-", not "_", after "ISO" in the
charset values:
:    Examples of new character sets for bi-directionality support:
:
:             Content-type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-6-e
:             Content-type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-6-i
:             Content-type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-8-e
:             Content-type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-8-i
:
:    The "i" suffix refers to implicit mode and the "e" suffix refers to
:    explicit mode.
Best regards
/Olle
--
Olle Jarnefors, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) 
<ojarnef@admin.kth.se>  --Boundary (ID uEbHHWxWEwCKT9wM3evJ5w)
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