Re: Call for Adoption: draft-reschke-rfc54987bis

In message <>, Mark Nottingham wri

>We discussed this document in Dallas:
>  <>
>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.

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 ?

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

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Received on Tuesday, 31 March 2015 14:41:05 UTC