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Re: CfC: Adopt ISSUE-101 us-ascii-ref Change Proposal to replace ASCII reference

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2010 17:36:30 +0200
Message-ID: <4C179DFE.1080604@lachy.id.au>
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
On 2010-06-15 13:05, Sam Ruby wrote:
> We have a change proposal to replace the reference to RFC 1345 to a
> reference to an ANSI or ISO spec that defines ASCII, such as
> [ANSI.X3-4.1986]:
>
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Mar/0084.html
>
> At the present time, we have no counter proposals. Accordingly, the
> chairs are issuing a call for consensus at this time. If there are no
> objections, we will adopt this change proposal on June 22, 2010.

ANSI.X3.4-1986 is apparently nowhere to be found.  I even tried 
searching the ANSI website and their Standards Store for it, and came up 
with nothing at all.  Referencing a specification which, for all intents 
and purposes, is effectively non-existent and unavailable in any form 
would not be useful.  (It's probably printed and hidden in some archive 
somewhere, but still out of reach of most people).

This issue should be left up to the discretion of the editor to either 
leave it as a reference to RFC 1345 or change it to an alternative, 
publicly available reference.

-- 
Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software
http://lachy.id.au/
http://www.opera.com/
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