To: IETF-Announce:; Cc: RFC Editor <email@example.com> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: email@example.com From: The IESG <iesg-secretary@CNRI.Reston.VA.US> Subject: Protocol Action: Internationalization of the Hypertext Markup Date: Tue, 10 Sep 1996 11:11:56 -0400 Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> The IESG has approved the Internet-Draft "Internationalization of the Hypertext Markup Language" <draft-ietf-html-i18n-05.txt> as a Proposed Standard. This document is the product of the HyperText Markup Language Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Keith Moore and Harald Alvestrand. Technical Summary This document describes extensions to the HTML documented in RFC 1866 that allow: - Use of the full ISO 10646 character set in numeric references - Directionality control - Marking of elements with a language marker Working Group Summary The most controversial issue in the working group was the limitation of the scope of the document. Numerous other issues were brought up and rejected because they were either immature or not completely necessary. There seems to be rough consensus on the current selection. Protocol Quality The protocol has been reviewed for the IESG by Harald Alvestrand.