Re: Objections to draft-ietf-html-spec-01.txt

Larry Masinter (
Tue, 21 Mar 95 12:21:55 EST

As the author of those words, I'll admit that they're unnecessary and
more prone to introduce confusion than insight. I think all that's
necessary is to strike the "rather than relying on any SGML mechanism
for doing so."

"It is evisioned that HTML will use the charset parameter to allow
support for non-Latin characters such as Greek, Arabic, Hebrew and

However, Terry's further explanation that "HTML cannot conform to the
SGML standard, ISO 8879, if the charset encodings are specified by
some other means" is another point that I _thought_ we'd gone over,
but I'll have to review the archives to find the points again.