Countdown to closure: I18n document will be submitted (fwd)

From: Martin J Duerst (
Date: Tue May 14 1996 - 14:17:41 EDT

The IETF Area Directors and the Chair of the IETF HTML Working Group,
Eric W. Sink, have agreed to speed up the i18n draft and to close down
the group after that draft has been submitted for Proposed Standard
(see mail below).

The main reason for this is not the recent discussion about Bidi in
HTML in the Unicode mailing list, but the appearance of HTML 3.2
from W3C. As written below, any further comments should be
submitted to (the mailing list of the working group)
by May 20th. This deadline may seem tight, but the draft has been
around long enough already.

For your information, the draft can be found e.g. at
Of the two issues noted below, the bidi discussion has been
cross-posted to the unicode list; for RUBI, please see my
proposal (updated today) at
Any comment to these issues is also very much appreciated.

Regards, Martin Du"rst.

Forwarded message:
>Date: Tue, 14 May 1996 11:11:58 -0500
>From: "Eric W. Sink" <>
>Subject: Countdown to closure: I18n document will be submitted
>Cc:,, mduerst@IFI.UNIZH.CH,,
>The Area Directors and I have agreed that this WG will close after we submit
>the i18n draft for Proposed Standard. The WG will *not* meet at the
>Montreal IETF meeting.
>If you have further comments about the i18n draft, submit them to the list
>by Monday, May 20th. There are two issues that the authors already intend
>to address:
>1. The bidirectional text issue
>2. The RUBI issue
>The authors will spin a new draft of the i18n document during the week of
>the 20th. That draft will be submitted to the IESG for Last Call, to become
>a Proposed Standard RFC. After that, this WG will officially close.
>Eric W. Sink Manager, Program Management
> My home page has been recently updated --

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