Re: I-D Action:draft-klensin-unicode-escapes-05.txt

Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer@nic.fr> Mon, 08 October 2007 10:05 UTC

Return-path: <discuss-bounces@apps.ietf.org>
Received: from [127.0.0.1] (helo=stiedprmman1.va.neustar.com) by megatron.ietf.org with esmtp (Exim 4.43) id 1IepUS-0007Xo-DN; Mon, 08 Oct 2007 06:05:32 -0400
Received: from discuss by megatron.ietf.org with local (Exim 4.43) id 1IepUQ-0007SJ-Ic for discuss-confirm+ok@megatron.ietf.org; Mon, 08 Oct 2007 06:05:30 -0400
Received: from [10.91.34.44] (helo=ietf-mx.ietf.org) by megatron.ietf.org with esmtp (Exim 4.43) id 1IepUQ-0007SB-6e for discuss@apps.ietf.org; Mon, 08 Oct 2007 06:05:30 -0400
Received: from mx2.nic.fr ([192.134.4.11]) by ietf-mx.ietf.org with esmtp (Exim 4.43) id 1IepUP-0000vE-0O for discuss@apps.ietf.org; Mon, 08 Oct 2007 06:05:30 -0400
Received: from mx2.nic.fr (localhost [127.0.0.1]) by mx2.nic.fr (Postfix) with SMTP id 9D6C71C010E for <discuss@apps.ietf.org>; Mon, 8 Oct 2007 12:05:28 +0200 (CEST)
Received: from relay2.nic.fr (relay2.nic.fr [192.134.4.163]) by mx2.nic.fr (Postfix) with ESMTP id 980A31C0105 for <discuss@apps.ietf.org>; Mon, 8 Oct 2007 12:05:28 +0200 (CEST)
Received: from bortzmeyer.nic.fr (batilda.nic.fr [192.134.4.69]) by relay2.nic.fr (Postfix) with ESMTP id 89E5158ECCE for <discuss@apps.ietf.org>; Mon, 8 Oct 2007 12:05:28 +0200 (CEST)
Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2007 12:05:28 +0200
From: Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer@nic.fr>
To: discuss@apps.ietf.org
Subject: Re: I-D Action:draft-klensin-unicode-escapes-05.txt
Message-ID: <20071008100528.GA2772@nic.fr>
References: <E1Idwm2-0007UO-4N@stiedprstage1.ietf.org>
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
Content-Disposition: inline
In-Reply-To: <E1Idwm2-0007UO-4N@stiedprstage1.ietf.org>
X-Operating-System: Debian GNU/Linux 4.0
X-Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-4-686 i686
Organization: NIC France
X-URL: http://www.nic.fr/
User-Agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)
X-Spam-Score: 0.0 (/)
X-Scan-Signature: 08170828343bcf1325e4a0fb4584481c
X-BeenThere: discuss@apps.ietf.org
X-Mailman-Version: 2.1.5
Precedence: list
List-Id: general discussion of application-layer protocols <discuss.apps.ietf.org>
List-Unsubscribe: <https://www1.ietf.org/mailman/listinfo/discuss>, <mailto:discuss-request@apps.ietf.org?subject=unsubscribe>
List-Post: <mailto:discuss@apps.ietf.org>
List-Help: <mailto:discuss-request@apps.ietf.org?subject=help>
List-Subscribe: <https://www1.ietf.org/mailman/listinfo/discuss>, <mailto:discuss-request@apps.ietf.org?subject=subscribe>
Errors-To: discuss-bounces@apps.ietf.org

On Fri, Oct 05, 2007 at 07:40:02PM -0400,
 Internet-Drafts@ietf.org <Internet-Drafts@ietf.org> wrote 
 a message of 96 lines which said:

> 	Title           : ASCII Escaping of Unicode Characters
> 	Author(s)       : J. Klensin
> 	Filename        : draft-klensin-unicode-escapes-05.txt

I have read and studied this I-D and I find it basically OK, suitable
for approval and very useful for the Internet, where
internationalization is an important issue.

As noted by the draft, using a standard Unicode encoding such as UTF-8
would be better, but there are cases when it is impractical and this
draft provides a nice solution for these cases.