Date: Fri, 9 Feb 1996 16:19:01 -0500 From: Gavin Nicol <email@example.com> Message-Id: <199602092119.QAA04343@ebt-inc.ebt.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Cc: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com In-Reply-To: <199602090116.KAA25128@necom830.cc.titech.ac.jp> (message from Masataka Ohta on Fri, 9 Feb 96 10:16:15 JST) Subject: Re: http charset labelling >> Nor should there be. People map from a glyph to a *character*, which >> is quite different to a character code. I have enough trouble mapping >> some glyphs to characters. > >Then, why do you think you can force people to perform the >troublesome mapping? I'm not proposing to force anyone to do anything, but rather, simply give them a choice. You *are* trying to force people to use a non-natural representation. >> If anyone speaks to you in anything other than English, reject the >> sentence. Quite an appealing idea. > >Sigh... You don't even understand the difference between English and >ASCII. > >My mail address is in ASCII but NOT English, though non-ASCII mail >addresses are rejected all around the Internet. I was simply paraphrasing your sentence. If you understood the nuances of English, you would have understood that I find limiting URL's to ASCII to be a sensible as limiting the worlds languages to English.