Re: I18n Draft 4

From: Jonathan Rosenne (100320.1303@CompuServe.COM)
Date: Wed May 29 1996 - 13:17:07 EDT

The attcahed was posted to the html-wg list.



I have just submitted draft-ietf-html-i18n-04.txt to the
internet-drafts editor. As usual, a peek preview is available from:


as well as the following:

Changes (-03 to -04):

- Language improvements here and there.

- Added conditional BIDI requirement in Conformance (if you do BIDI,
  do it right).

- Removed references to default HTTP charset.

- Changed doc. char. set from BMP to full UCS. Minor changes here
  and there ("UCS-2" changed to "UCS-2 and/or UCS-4", etc) to reflect

- Added admonition about num. char. refs between 128 and 159.

- Added note about 10646 DAM 5 (the "Korean mess").

- Section 4.2 (Markup for language-dependent presentation) vastly
  rearranged and partly rewritten. In particular, clarified that
  markup does not *replace* legal Unicode BIDI formatting characters,
  but can be used *instead* of these, or mixed with extreme care.

- Added directionality-dependent default for ALIGN attribute.

- Form submission section rearranged.

- Expanded warning about return of default value from a form.

- Added a few comments to the DTD.

- Added reference to MNEM (RFC 1345) as possible UCS encoding.

- Added admonition about SHY.

- Updated bibliography


I guess this is now ready to go to last call.

Francois Yergeau <>
Alis Technologies Inc., Montreal
Tel : +1 (514) 747-2547
Fax : +1 (514) 747-2561

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