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Re: HTML5 citing RFC 1345 as normative reference for US-ASCII

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2011 13:34:42 -0400
Message-ID: <4D7FA332.4050403@intertwingly.net>
To: John C Klensin <klensin@jck.com>
CC: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>
Responding off-list at the request of Mark Nottingham.

On 03/15/2011 01:10 PM, John C Klensin wrote:
>
> --On Tuesday, March 15, 2011 12:03 -0400 Sam Ruby
> <rubys@intertwingly.net>  wrote:
>
>> On 03/15/2011 11:34 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:
>>> FYI:
>>>
>>> <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2011Mar/0302
>>> .html>
>>>
>>> ...I'm sure that this will come up during Last Call again.
>>
>> This issue can be REOPENED if there is new information
>> presented.  An example of such new information is listed in
>> the email cited above.
>
> And, if you (collectively) decided to do so, you might consider
> the note I sent a few minutes ago as "new information", since,
> as far as I can tell from the poll discussion or summary, the WG
> apparently did not consider use of either RFC 20 or RFC 5198 as
> options.

If you have new information you would like to have the chairs consider, 
please send (or have somebody send on your behalf) a message to the 
Chairs coping the HTML working group.  The chairs are unlikely to 
seriously consider such a request unless that request is accompanied by 
a Change Proposal:

http://dev.w3.org/html5/decision-policy/decision-policy.html#change-proposal

>      john

- Sam Ruby

> p.s.  The objective of having an authoritative definition of
> ASCII that is available for free is a non-starter.  There is
> only one authoritative definition and that is the one published
> by the body that is now called ANSI.  That is not only
> copyright-controlled and sold but the 1968 version is out of
> print.  Please remember that "ASCII" is an abbreviation for
> "American Standard Code for Information Interchange" not a
> descriptor of a list of code points.  If you want free, stable,
> and available, you are going to have to go with an authoritative
> and stable copy of the code point list and whatever else you are
> interested in.
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