[Ltru] Re: draft-4645bis-03

"Doug Ewell" <dewell@roadrunner.com> Fri, 14 December 2007 17:36 UTC

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Subject: [Ltru] Re: draft-4645bis-03
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Stéphane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer at nic dot fr> wrote:

>> In fact, draft-4646bis makes no provision for "optional" hex NCRs, 
>> only UTF-8.
> Thanks for the reminding. My tool currently converts the NCR to 
> Unicode. Should I stop?

A tool that is intended to check the Registry for conformance to the 
spec should stop.

A tool that is intended for practical use in language tagging might 
choose to be robust and continue to interpret hex NCRs, so it will work 
with both old and new versions of the Registry.  This would backfire if 
a subtag were added with a Description or Comments field containing a 
sequence that looked like a hex NCR, which would be a supremely bad 

Doug Ewell  *  Fullerton, California, USA  *  RFC 4645  *  UTN #14
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