[Gen-art] LC review: draft-ietf-idnabis-bidi-06.txt

John C Klensin klensin at jck.com
Mon Oct 5 23:14:08 CEST 2009

--On Monday, October 05, 2009 16:28 -0400 Vint Cerf
<vint at google.com> wrote:

> Harald,
> make it so.


To save Harald and Cary work and the rest of us confusion about
what has been agreed, I think it is clear that some additional
language is needed (no one has argued against that).  The other
question, I think, is whether "CS" should be taken out.  As a
few people have explained, it is there to avoid redundancies
with the prohibitions of Tables since the reason why those
characters are inappropriate really has little or nothing to do
with Bidi.  On the other hand, as Ken points out, while we might
be concerned about new and problematic characters being
introduced into some categories, this category doesn't appear to
be at risk of that, so simply removing it would be harmless to
everything but a careful application of the principle and might
make things slightly more clear to the casual reader.

Have you concluded that there is rough consensus to remove "CS",
or just to add explanatory text about the relationship to Tables
(like Andrew, I thought we had agreed on such text at some time
in the past and was a bit surprised it wasn't there)?


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