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Re: RFC 5987bis WG last call - naming the encoding

From: Martin J. Dürst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2016 16:22:33 +0900
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <32f53d21-ed4d-b31b-af79-d35c5c2d62fd@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
On 2016/11/17 15:37, Julian Reschke wrote:

> Would people object to naming this thing?
> This would affect the abstract, the introduction, the title, and maybe
> some more places.
> *If* the group is ok with this,

Giving things a name is usually a good idea.

> would "IPE" (Internationalisation Parameter Encoding") be ok?

First, it sounds grammatically wrong ("Internationalized Parameter 
Encoding" would be better, at least grammatically).

Second, it somehow pretends to be the only way to encode parameters with 
non-ascii values. To avoid that, I'd prefer something like "Legacy 
Internationalized Parameter Encoding". Other ideas welcome.

I still think that using UTF-8 directly for this purpose is the right 
way to go, in line with what the rest of the IETF and the Web are doing, 
and the earlier we get there, the better.

Regards,   Martin.
Received on Thursday, 17 November 2016 07:23:17 UTC

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