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Re: IETF RFC format <-> W3C pubrules

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 01 May 2012 10:09:25 +0200
Message-ID: <4F9F9A35.3050103@gmx.de>
To: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
CC: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com>, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>, "spec-prod@w3.org" <spec-prod@w3.org>
On 2012-05-01 02:02, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
> ...
> There are text encoding problems with the current RFC system too.
> First there is the problems related to describing characters, rather
> than typing them directly, which makes the RFCs difficult to understand
> for instance if the character describes a non-ASCII letter instead of
> rendering it. Or, the problem related to descriptions such as 'below I
> type an 'a', but you should consider that it is 'exotic letter x'.
> ...

We know. See rfc-interest mailing list.

> Second, you do have encoding problems now as well. Take RFC2557, which
> contains at least one non-ASCII letter - É.

We know. See rfc-interest mailing list.

> *<http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc2557.txt
>    includes the É because the file is served as ISO-8859-1
> *<http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2557#section-9.1>  is served, via
>    HTTP, with the charset label 'latin-1', which is an invalid
>    label, which means that the page is only correct in Web browsers
>    that default to Windows-1252.

As far as I can tell, it's served as UTF-8.

> *<http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/pdfrfc/rfc2557.txt.pdf>
>    includes the É, for some reason.
> *<http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/rfc2557/?include_text=1>
>    is served with the label UTF-8, but the É letter is still lost
> It seems going for UTF-8 everywhere would be simpler.

We know.

 > ...

Proposal: people who are indeed interested in the RFC format should join 
the rfc-interest mailing list (and look at the mailing list archives).

Best regards, Julian
Received on Tuesday, 1 May 2012 08:09:56 UTC

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