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[Bug 8845] New: Reference for (US-)ASCII

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Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2010 17:10:00 +0000
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           Summary: Reference for (US-)ASCII
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows NT
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec bugs
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: julian.reschke@gmx.de
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: ian@hixie.ch, mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org

The spec uses RFC 1345 as normative reference for what US-ASCII is. That is a
poor choice.

Please use a reference to the ANSI or ISO spec that actually defines ASCII,
such as

   [ANSI.X3-4.1986]  American National Standards Institute, "Coded
                     Character Set - 7-bit American Standard Code for
                     Information Interchange", ANSI X3.4, 1986.

(taken from the relatively recent RFC 5322).

RFC 1345 is a non-maintained, historic, informational RFC that's not really a
good definition for ASCII. If you disagree, please name a single RFC that has
been published in the last 20 years that uses RFC 1345 to reference ASCII (I
just searched, and couldn't find any).

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