Re: [Gen-art] Gen-ART review of draft-ietf-eai-rfc5335bis-12

Dave CROCKER <dhc@dcrocker.net> Sun, 23 October 2011 08:37 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Gen-art] Gen-ART review of draft-ietf-eai-rfc5335bis-12
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On 10/20/2011 3:37 PM, Pete Resnick wrote:
>> So, if the limit is still 998, then there is no change with respect the former
>> limit.
>
> See the next sentence:
>
> (Note that in
> ASCII octets and characters are effectively the same but this is not
> true in UTF-8.)
>
> Remember, in UTF-8, characters can be multiple octets. So 998 UTF-8 encoded
> *characters* are likely to be many more than 998 octets long. So the change is
> to say that the limit is in octets, not in characters.


The switch in vocabulary is clearly subtle for readers.  (I missed it too.)

I suggest adding some language that highlights the point, possibly the same 
language as you just used to explain it.

d/

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   Dave Crocker
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