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Re: [Encoding] false statement

From: Ira McDonald <blueroofmusic@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2014 09:48:08 -0400
Message-ID: <CAN40gStUADAtWB7-61ju8qRx+JidbfPOCes77_a6varmugt3_Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>, Ira McDonald <blueroofmusic@gmail.com>
Cc: "www-international@w3.org" <www-international@w3.org>

I agree with Larry.

No document that the W3C will ever publish could directly obsolete
the IANA Character Sets registry.

And I find the (blurry) distinction between web applications and non-web
applications disturbing (meandering scope).

There are *thousands* of specs from more than a hundred standards
development organizations that have normative references to the IANA
Character Sets Registry.  None of those are ever likely to be updated
to point instead to this W3C spec.


- Ira

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On Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 12:27 AM, Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com> wrote:

>  "Historically encodings and their specifications (if any) were kept
> track of by the IANA Character Sets registry. This specification renders
> that registry obsolete."
> This specification does not, by itself, cause any changes to the IANA
> Character Sets registry at all, much less render it obsolete.
> I don’t think the document should be published without documenting the
> interoperability issues between web applications that follow this spec and
> non-web applications that don’t.
> Larry
> --
> http://larry.masinter.net
Received on Monday, 30 June 2014 13:48:55 UTC

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