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Re: Is ASCII passe?

From: Masayasu Ishikawa <mimasa@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 01 Apr 2002 14:53:19 +0900 (JST)
Message-Id: <20020401.145319.74751641.mimasa@w3.org>
To: www-validator@w3.org
Cc: jeffs@kant.ee.washington.edu
Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org> wrote:

> >Is ASCII now considered passe?  I spent a good chunk of life memorizing
> >ASCII codes....
> 
> It's not considered passe, it's just that its official name on the
> Internet is US-ASCII (capitalization to your liking).
> I have added 'ascii' to the list of 'frequent wrong spellings of character
> encodings'.

Well, actually "ASCII" is an alias of ANSI_X3.4-1968.  While US-ASCII
is the preferred MIME name for ANSI_X3.4-1968 and people SHOULD use it
and the validator MAY give a warning (not an error) if you like, but
I don't think the validator should reject a valid alias of registered
charset name.

Regards,
-- 
Masayasu Ishikawa / mimasa@w3.org
W3C - World Wide Web Consortium
Received on Monday, 1 April 2002 00:53:21 GMT

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