Re: ISO/IEC 10646 as Document Character Set

Glenn Adams (
Thu, 4 May 95 16:45:40 EDT

Date: Thu, 4 May 95 15:39:43 EDT
From: (Eric W. Sink)

IETF Working Groups don't vote.

Of course, I meant informally.

I am against putting 10646 as the doc charset in the 2.0 document.

I'd like to point out one last time that (1) making 10646 the
document character set is an editorial change and not a substantive
change and (2) that the first version of a standard goes a long
way towards setting the tone of what will follow and as a baseline
for future implementations of the standard.

If a proposed change would disrupt current practice in any way then
I agree that it would be a bad thing. Thus far, nobody has said how
this change will disrupt current practice. Furthermore, it *is*
important to communicate to the world that the "Worldwide" adjective
attached to WWW has some subsstance after all.

Glenn Adams