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RE: [draft-duerst-iri-bis-06] byte vs. octet

From: Marcin Hanclik <Marcin.Hanclik@access-company.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2009 16:47:22 +0200
To: "public-iri@w3.org" <public-iri@w3.org>
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Hi,

I found more places where I would put "octet" instead of "byte".
My previous email mentions only "bytes" -> "octets".

This is the list:
5.3.1
"byte-for-byte" -> "octet-for-octet"
"byte array" -> "octet array" or, probably better, "sequence of octets" (another definition)
10.
"byte sequences" -> "octet sequences" or "sequences of octets"
"the byte 0x2F" -> "the octet 0x2F"

Thanks.

Kind regards,
Marcin
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From: public-iri-request@w3.org [public-iri-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Marcin Hanclik [Marcin.Hanclik@access-company.com]
Sent: Sunday, July 26, 2009 3:06 PM
To: public-iri@w3.org
Subject: [draft-duerst-iri-bis-06] byte vs. octet

Hi,

The draft
http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-duerst-iri-bis-06
contains the following sentence:
"Terminals in the ABNF are characters, not bytes."

This sentence seems inconsistent with the definition in
http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-duerst-iri-bis-06#section-1.3
that introduces the term of "octet".
I assume that in the above sentence "byte" is meant as "octet".

So - to properly refer to the introduced definitions - you could use the following:
"Terminals in the ABNF are characters, not octets."

Similarly in
http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-duerst-iri-bis-06#section-8.3
you could write
"Correctly used, the clipboard transfers characters, not
   octets, which .."
instead of
"Correctly used, the clipboard transfers characters, not
   bytes, which ..."

Thanks.

Kind regards,
Marcin

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