Re: [precis] I-D Action: draft-ietf-precis-7700bis-01.txt

Sam Whited <sam@samwhited.com> Sun, 04 September 2016 14:29 UTC

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Subject: Re: [precis] I-D Action: draft-ietf-precis-7700bis-01.txt
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On Sat, Sep 3, 2016 at 4:21 PM, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter@stpeter.im>; wrote:
>> * §2.1: "May any instances of non-ASCII space be mapped…" sounds odd,
>> should this just say "Instances of non-ASCII space should be mapped…"
>
> Typo: s/May/Map/

That makes the document read: "Map any instances of non-ASCII space be
mapped to ASCII space"; the "be mapped" still needs to be removed in
the current draft.

>> * §2.2 Specifies that UTF-8 MUST be used as the encoding; do we really
>> want to limit this to UTF-8 only? Is this for comparison purposes?
>> Then again, 99.99% of the time UTF-8 is what you should be using
>> anyways, so I'm not sure that it matters.
>
> UTF-8 is your friend, and everything in PRECIS is UTF-8.

PRECIS is mostly encoding agnostic; implementations might favor a
specific encoding, but I don't think anything in the spec specifically
*needs* UTF-8. That being said, there are so few reasons to use
anything other than UTF-8 that I don't think it really matters, it was
just curious to me that some of the PRECIS related specs called out
UTF-8 and some didn't.

—Sam

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Sam Whited
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