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ISSUE-101 (us-ascii-ref): Spec reference for US-ASCII [HTML 5 spec]

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ISSUE-101 (us-ascii-ref): Spec reference for US-ASCII [HTML 5 spec]

http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/101

Raised by: Julian Reschke
On product: HTML 5 spec

Originally raised as http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=8845:

"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)."

Confirmed in a discussion on the ietf hybi mailing list by various long-term IETF contributors, including Martin Dürst, IETF Charset Reviewer (http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/hybi/current/msg01154.html)
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