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Re: draft-klensin-net-utf8-03.txt

From: John C Klensin <klensin@jck.com>
Date: Tue, 01 May 2007 12:15:39 -0400
To: Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>, public-ietf-w3c@w3.org
Message-ID: <2B68F83CBB813FEF1F965769@[]>

A revision should be up fairly soon, probably this week.  It 
will contain little or nothing in terms of substantive changes, 
but some editorial work is being done on it.   I first need to 
review some comments from active Unicode Consortium members that 
seem to be contradictory (especially to advice given by others 
of them earlier) and to show a lack of appreciation of the 
context of the problem.

The one specific issue that "folks on the W3C side" should be 
aware of is that this specifies a strong requirement for CRLF 
line-endings.  It has been suggested that, since HTML can accept 
variations on that theme, this would should as well.   So far, 
the response has been that the flexibility for what goes over 
the wire causes trouble that is all out of proportion to its 

Additional insights on that subject (or anything else in the 
draft) would be welcome.


--On Tuesday, May 01, 2007 9:36 AM -0400 Thomas Roessler 
<tlr@w3.org> wrote:

> As a heads-up, this Internet-Draft might be of interest to
> some of the folks on the W3C side:
>     draft-klensin-net-utf8-03.txt
>    Unicode Format for Network Interchange
>    J. Klensin, M. Padlipsky
>    March 2, 2007
>    Abstract
>    The Internet today is in need of a standardized form for the
>    transmission of internationalized "text" information,
> paralleling    the specifications for the use of ASCII that
> date from the early    days of the ARPANET.  This document
> specifies that format, using    UTF-8 with specification of
> normalization and specific    line-ending sequences.
> Cheers,
> --
> Thomas Roessler, W3C  <tlr@w3.org>
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