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Re: Requesting a revision of RFC3023

From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2003 11:21:47 -0700
Message-ID: <3F6B493B.9040104@textuality.com>
To: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Cc: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>, Francois Yergeau <FYergeau@alis.com>, ietf-xml-mime@imc.org, WWW-Tag <www-tag@w3.org>

Martin Duerst wrote:

> This will of course take some time. As one example, N3 just says
> that it's in UTF-8. For other new formats, that may make sense,
> too.

In principle, I agree.  In practice, there's a problem, for example I 
actually don't know how, in my favorite editor on Mac OS X, to type in 
the u-umlaut in Martin's last name, and how to force saving a file in 
UTF-8.  This isn't a problem for me because I'm usually writing XML and 
so I just write D&uuml;rst.  So I actually have trouble making N3 
assertions about Martin.

If we could make the whole world always use UTF-8 for everything life 
would be so much simpler :)
Cheers, Tim Bray
         (ongoing fragmented essay: http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/)
Received on Friday, 19 September 2003 14:21:49 UTC

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