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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>
Hi,

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.

Huh?

Cheers,
- 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."
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> This specification does not, by itself, cause any changes to the IANA
> Character Sets registry at all, much less render it obsolete.
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> 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.
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> Larry
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> http://larry.masinter.net
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