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CM4WWW 1.0 - Suggestion re: "bytes" vs "octets"

From: Mike Brown <mbrown@corp.webb.net>
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2001 11:58:45 -0700
Message-ID: <8D96EDA0AC04D31197B400A0C96C1480F70989@ossex1.webb.net>
To: "'www-i18n-comments@w3.org'" <www-i18n-comments@w3.org>
Section 3.1.6

"bits and bytes (also known as octets)"

Change bytes to 8-bit bytes.

The reason why is because historically there have been such things as 7-bit
bytes. IMHO, "bit sequences" is even better than "octets", although even
UTF-16 is expressed in terms of octets.

There are many other references to "bytes" in the document. I would set the
precedent as bytes being octets and leave these references as they are.

   - Mike
Mike J. Brown, software engineer at            My XML/XSL resources: 
webb.net in Denver, Colorado, USA              http://skew.org/xml/ 
Received on Friday, 26 January 2001 13:58:09 UTC

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