Re: Last Call: UTF-16, an encoding of ISO 10646 to Informational

From: Marion Gunn (
Date: Mon Aug 16 1999 - 12:24:02 EDT

Randy Bush wrote:
> so nu?
> mime codifies incompatibility, i.e. those who care why something does not
> work can tell why. a real comfort for the user.
> randy

Actually it is. Confident (as distinct from a competent!) users can and
do utilize that kind of technical information (that is, an explanation,
in technical language, of just WHY something does not work) to put some
real pressure on local advisory staff (whose job it is to make it work,
or at least, to be on the alert to new developments in the desired
direction, of which they might not otherwise be aware). mg

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