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Re: Accept-Charset support



On Mon, 9 Dec 1996, Francois Yergeau wrote:
> À 02:19 07-12-96 -0600, Klaus Weide a écrit :
> >On Fri, 6 Dec 1996, Chris Lilley wrote:
> >> UNICODE-1-1-UTF-8 does not appear to be registered; although RFC 1641
> >> postulates it as a theoretical entity,  RFC 2044 (not yet diffused to all
> >> mirrors) specified UTF-8.
> >
> >It was there, until around the time when RFC 2044 got published.  
> >At that point UNICODE-1-1-UTF-8 disappeared without any trace from
> >the registry, and UTF-8 appeared instead.
> 
> This is wrong, "UNICODE-1-1-UTF-8" was never in the IANA registry, which is
> the reason I wrote up RFC 2044 in the first place: to get UTF-8 registered
> as a legitimate charset.

I apologize for having given factually false information.  I was going
by memory, which was apparently faulty.
  
[...] 
> >And note that RFC 2044
> >has just "Informational" status.
> 
> Which is the correct status for a document supporting a charset
> registration.

Yes, I only mentioned it because I was under the (false) impression that
the registration of "UTF-8" had superseded an earlier one for the longer
name. 

  Klaus


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