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Re: IRIs, IDNAbis, and HTTP

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2008 10:23:02 +0100
Message-ID: <47DA43F6.9020304@gmx.de>
To: Martin Duerst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
CC: Brian Smith <brian@briansmith.org>, ietf-http-wg@w3.org

Martin Duerst wrote:
> At 02:11 08/03/14, Julian Reschke wrote:
>> Brian Smith wrote:
>>> Thank you. I read the BNF for TEXT many times but I've always overlooked
>>> the accompanying text. The RFC 2047 mechanism is truly horrible but I
>> Isn't it :-)
>>
>> BTW: "Words of *TEXT MAY contain characters from character sets other than ISO-8859-1 [22] only when encoded according to the rules of RFC 2047 [14]." really is incorrect and should be rephrased.
> 
> What exactly is the problem? Do you have any new text?

As far as I understand, words of *TEXT never contain characters from 
character sets other then ISO8859-1, the same way URIs never contain 
non-ASCII characters.

Wouldn't it be more precise to say:

"Characters from character sets other than ISO-8859-1 must be encoded 
according to the rules of RFC 2047 for use inside TEXT constructs."

BR, Julian
Received on Friday, 14 March 2008 09:52:30 GMT

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