Re: Call for Adoption: draft-reschke-rfc54987bis

On 2015-03-31 16:40, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
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> In message <>, Mark Nottingham wri
> tes:
>> We discussed this document in Dallas:
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>> Based on the feedback received, I believe that we should adopt this
>> document as a WG product, with a target of Proposed Standard.
> Solving the problem:  Yes, good idea.
> "Solving" it this way:  Bad idea.

It *has* been solved this way. This is not new.

> First, we're worried about transmission times for HTTP so making
> the charset selection per header-subfield is a horribly inefficient
> way to solve the problem.


> Second, do we really want to make it possible to have one subfield
> of a header be KOIR8 and the next subfield be codepage 1251 ?

The spec clearly says that anything but UTF-8 might not be interoperable.

> Third, are there *any* valid reasons to even allow other charsets
> than ISO-8859-1 or UTF-8 from 2015 forward ?

This is a legacy encoding; it goes back to RFC 2231 (and even more).

Best regards, Julian

Received on Wednesday, 1 April 2015 08:15:59 UTC