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FYI: I-D ACTION:draft-alvestrand-charset-policy-01.txt

From: Jim Whitehead <ejw@ics.uci.edu>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 1997 13:05:28 -0700
Message-ID: <01BCCDA1.87ECC0C0.ejw@ics.uci.edu>
To: "'w3c-dist-auth@w3.org'" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
FYI, the latest draft of the IETF policy document on character sets and languages.

- Jim

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Subject:	I-D ACTION:draft-alvestrand-charset-policy-01.txt

A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts directories.

	Title		: IETF Policy on Character Sets and Languages
	Author(s)	: H. Alvestrand
	Filename	: draft-alvestrand-charset-policy-01.txt
	Pages		: 9
	Date		: 1997-09-26
    The Internet is international.
    With the international Internet follows an absolute requirement to
    interchange data in a multiplicity of languages, which in turn
    utilize a bewildering number of characters.
    This document is (INTENDED TO BE) the current policies being
    applied by the Internet Engineering Steering Group towards the
    standardization efforts in the Internet Engineering Task Force in
    order to help Internet protocols fulfil these requirements.
    The document is very much based upon the recommendations of the
    IAB Character Set Workshop of February 29-March 1, 1996, which is
    documented in RFC 2130 [WR]. This document attempts to be concise,
    explicit and clear; people wanting more background are encouraged
    to read RFC 2130.

    The document uses the terms 'MUST', 'SHOULD' and 'MAY', and 
    their negatives, in the way described in [RFC 2119]. In this case, 
    'the specification' as used by RFC 2119 refers to the processing 
    of protocols being submitted to the IETF standards process.

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Received on Monday, 29 September 1997 16:38:27 UTC

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