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RE: [DR 609] I18N experts' view

From: Martin J. Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 06 Dec 2000 10:00:04 +0900
Message-Id: <4.2.0.58.J.20001206095951.05c396f0@sh.w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>
To: "Oisin Hurley" <ohurley@iona.com>, "Hugo Haas" <hugo@w3.org>, <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
This looks okay for me.    Regards,   Martin.

At 00/12/05 09:59 +0000, Oisin Hurley wrote:
>The XP WG recognizes that the issue of codeset diversity is a complex one
>and will defer any decision on codesets for XP until consultation with the
>Internationalisation WG has clarified the issue
>
>
>
> > I suggest that in order to ask for feedback we keep DR609 as a DR and
> > rephrase it as:
> >
> >   The XP specification may or may not mandate the use of UTF-8 as its
> >   character encoding of choice.
> >
> >   Discussion: The Working Group is aware of the complexity resulting in
> >   the use of a large set of character encodings but is unable at this
> >   point in time to make a decision on such a restriction.
> >
> > That way, we are postponing the issue and inviting comments both from
> > the I18N WG and other people.
>
>I agree that a postponement is in order on this issue - I have some
>wording suggestions, however:
>
>"The XP specification may or may not mandate the use of UTF-8 as its
>  character encoding of choice."
>
>Can we change this to
>
>"The XP specification may mandate the use of UTF-8 as its
>  character encoding of choice at some point in the future."
>
>I just think it reads better (IMHO) and I think it gets across the
>nature of the requirement (a postponement) more clearly.
>
>And in the discussion section:
>
>"Discussion: The Working Group is aware of the complexity resulting in
>the use of a large set of character encodings but is unable at this
>point in time to make a decision on such a restriction."
>
>Make a change to say
>
>"Discussion: The Working Group is aware of the complexity resulting in
>the use of a large set of character encodings and is actively
>seeking feedback in this area. Until all the feedback has been evaluated,
>the Working Group will not make a decision in favour of restriction"
>
>What this is basically saying is the same - but we're making the fact
>that we are looking for feedback clearer and at the same time giving
>an assurance that we won't make any uninformed decisions that may
>restrict the use or deployment of XP.
>
>let's have some comments before the con call tomorrow.
>  --oh
>
>--
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