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Using "charset" should be prohibed

From: Björn Höhrmann <bjoern@hoehrmann.de>
Date: Fri, 9 Apr 2004 06:51:35 +0900
Cc: bjoern@hoehrmann.de (Björn Höhrmann)
Message-Id: <485959025.20040408215135@toro.w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>
To: www-i18n-comments@w3.org

This is a last call comment from Björn Höhrmann (bjoern@hoehrmann.de) on
the Character Model for the World Wide Web 1.0
(http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-charmod-20020430/).

Semi-structured version of the comment:

Submitted by: Björn Höhrmann (bjoern@hoehrmann.de)
Submitted on behalf of (maybe empty): 
Comment type: other
Chapter/section the comment applies to: 4.4.2 Character encoding identification
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Comment title: Using "charset" should be prohibed
Comment:
Section 4.4.2, Character encoding identification:

[...]
  C020 [S] Specifications SHOULD avoid using the terms 'character set'
  and 'charset' to refer to a character encoding, except when the latter
  is used to refer to the MIME charset parameter or its IANA-registered
  values.
[...]

I think there is not a single good enough reason to use these terms in any other sence, hence this should be a MUST.


Structured version of  the comment:

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  decision="pending" impact="pending" id="LC-">
  <originator email="bjoern@hoehrmann.de"
      >Björn Höhrmann</originator>
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      >-</represents>
  <charmod-section href='http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/WD-charmod-20040225/#sec-EncodingIdent'
    >4.4.2</charmod-section>
  <title>Using &#x22;charset&#x22; should be prohibed</title>
  <description>
    <comment>
      <dated-link date="2004-04-08"
         href="http://www.w3.org/mid/485959025.20040408215135@toro.w3.mag.keio.ac.jp"
        >Using "charset" should be prohibed</dated-link>
      <para>Section 4.4.2, Character encoding identification:

[...]
  C020 [S] Specifications SHOULD avoid using the terms &#x27;character set&#x27;
  and &#x27;charset&#x27; to refer to a character encoding, except when the latter
  is used to refer to the MIME charset parameter or its IANA-registered
  values.
[...]

I think there is not a single good enough reason to use these terms in any other sence, hence this should be a MUST.</para>
    </comment>
  </description>
</lc-comment>
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