Re: ISO/IEC 10646 as Document Character Set

Eric W. Sink (
Fri, 5 May 95 09:02:16 EDT

>Eric Sink:
>>"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."
>No. Not for 2.0, please. As I said earlier, we have long since agreed
>that 10646 is for a later version.

No, apparently we have not. We have people proclaiming consensus of the
exactly opposite opinion. Stating consensus, when there is none, fools some
of the people, but not nearly enough.

Eric W. Sink
Senior Software Engineer, Spyglass