Re: Globalizing URIs

Larry Masinter (
Wed, 2 Aug 95 20:52:18 EDT

> Is RFC 1630 out of date? am I missing something between 1630
> and 1738? is the underlying charset to be defined in the RFCs
> standardizing particular URL schemes, and thus not handled in
> 1738?

1630 is 'informational'. 1738 is 'standards track'. 1630 was intended
as 'this is the way it was', while 1738 is intended to be 'this is
what the standards group thinks it should be'. There's no mechanism to
officially 'obsolete' an 'informational' RFC, as far as I can tell.

Insofar as HTML is standards track, it should refer to standards track