Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#86 closed defect (wontfix)

Add reference to RFC 5137

Reported by: evnikita2@… Owned by: draft-ietf-iri-3987bis@…
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: 3987bis Version:
Severity: - Keywords:
Cc: evnikita2@…

Description

From http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-iri/2011Aug/0039.html:


Section 1.4:

In text, characters outside US-ASCII are sometimes referenced by
using a prefix of 'U+', followed by four to six hexadecimal digits.

To represent characters outside US-ASCII in examples, this document
uses 'XML Notation'.
XML Notation uses a leading '&#x', a trailing ';', and the
hexadecimal number of the character in the UCS in between. For
example,я stands for CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER YA. In this
notation, an actual '&' is denoted by'&'.

These both notation were defined in RFC 5137, so reference to this
document is appropriate here. I'll let the authors to decide whether
these explanations may be imported by reference from RFC 5137 or they
should be left in the document's text.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by masinter@…

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

A reference to RFC 5137 seems like it might add more confusion than light here; the IRI document uses the U+ and XML notation merely in the document's own explanatory text, not in the protocol, and the U+ and XML notation isn't defined in 5137.

So we're reluctant to import by reference, and prefer leaving things as is.
(Larry and Martin)

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