Re: ISO/IEC 10646 as Document Character Set

Eric W. Sink (
Thu, 4 May 95 16:50:14 EDT

At times like this, someone always proposes some cop-out language of some
kind. Roy Fielding will then jump in and take a firmer stance, and he's
usually right. :-) Nonetheless, here's my attempt:

"The specified document character set for HTML 2.0 documents is ISO 10646.
However, conforming applications may support only ISO 8859-1, a subset of
ISO 10646. In fact, at the time of this writing, virtually all known
implementations do indeed only support the ISO 8859-1 subset."

You get the idea...

Eric W. Sink
Senior Software Engineer, Spyglass