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Re: Requirements Open Issues

From: Martin J. Dürst <mduerst@ifi.unizh.ch>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 1997 16:40:56 +0200 (MET DST)
To: Jim Whitehead <ejw@ics.uci.edu>
cc: "'WEBDAV Mailing List'" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>, "'Judith Slein'" <slein@wrc.xerox.com>
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.96.970818164016.703B-100000@enoshima>
On Wed, 13 Aug 1997, Jim Whitehead wrote:

> Yesterday I attended a BOF on character set issues at which Harald 
> Alvestrand gave a presentation on the proposed IETF policy for character 
> set issues.  Although this has not yet been approved, it appears likely 
> that the policy will involve supporting UTF-8 encoding of ISO 10646 
> character set information, along with language tagging such information 
> using RFC 1766 language tagging.  The most recent draft of this policy is 
> draft-alvestrand-charset-policy-00.txt available in the internet-drafts 
> directory at ds.internic.net.
> 
> Also at this BOF I was introduced to just how contentious these issues an 
> be, and how carefully i18n requirements must be worded.
> 
> As a result, I propose that our requirements document simply reference the 
> (emerging) IETF charset policy, making the requirement something like, 
> "Since web distributed authoring occurs in a multi-lingual environment, 
> text data which is intended for human use must conform to the IETF 
> Character Set Policy."

Very good!

Regards,	Martin.
Received on Monday, 18 August 1997 10:41:36 GMT

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