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CM4WWW 1.0 - Suggestion re: citation of ISO-8859-1

From: Mike Brown <mbrown@corp.webb.net>
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2001 11:59:12 -0700
Message-ID: <8D96EDA0AC04D31197B400A0C96C1480F7098A@ossex1.webb.net>
To: "'www-i18n-comments@w3.org'" <www-i18n-comments@w3.org>
Section 3.2

"...one-to-one mapping from characters to bytes; this is the case, for
instance, for US-ASCII and ISO 8859-1."

Change ISO 8859-1 to ISO-8859-1.

Why this change is necessary:

ISO 8859-1 is a common citation for the character encoding standard ISO/IEC
8859-1, and if referencing a particular version you might say ISO/IEC
8859-1:1998, for example. But when you are talking about the mapping of
characters to bit  sequences, you are talking about an encoding scheme,
which for Internet use is defined by the IANA's list at
http://www.isi.edu/in-notes/iana/assignments/character-sets. I would cite
these mappings using the IANA's values, so in this case the choice is one
of: ISO_8859-1:1987, iso-ir-100, ISO_8859-1, ISO-8859-1, latin1, l1, IBM819,
CP819, or csISOLatin1.

There are 2 other references to ISO-8859-1 in the document; they don't need
to be changed.


   - Mike
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Received on Friday, 26 January 2001 13:58:35 GMT

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