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Re: CfC: Adopt ISSUE-101 us-ascii-ref Change Proposal to replace ASCII reference

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2010 16:02:56 +0200
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Message-ID: <20100624160256301791.b469f2be@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Maciej Stachowiak, Wed, 23 Jun 2010 21:56:31 -0700:
> On Jun 23, 2010, at 3:50 AM, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:

>> The suggested ECMA pdf meets this rationale.
> Perhaps someone should write a Change Proposal that requests a 
> reference to the ECMA PDF. Julian's does not list this as an option, 
> even though he has informally said he would be ok with it.

Hereby submitted:

  Replace HTML5's current ASCII reference [1] with a link to 
  latest (6th) edition of ECMA-6 [2].
    ECMA-6 is an online, 28 page ASCII spec in PDF format. [2]
  By contrast, HTML5's current reference is the 103 pages long
  plain text version of RFC1345 [1], which only at page 47 has 18
  lines about ASCII - including an ASCII table, some aliases for
  the 'ASCII' name plus references (but no links) to real ASCII 
  specs, including the 'pay-walled' ANSI_X3.4-1968 and 3rd edition
  of ECMA-6 [&alias ISO_646.irv:1991]. Readers will have problems
  seeing in what way RFC1345 is relevant, and in what way it 
  (including the other 102 pages) is not.
  Replace the reference to [1] with a reference to [2].
  Positive Effects
    * 100% a specification of ASCII = 100% relevant.
    * A self contained reference that doesn't send 
      you to other (non-online) resources.
    * 100% free and online.
  Negative Effects
    * none
	[1] http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1345.txt
leif halvard silli
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