OT: french orthography (was RE: BCP47 Appeals process)

Mark Crispin markrcrispin at live.com
Fri Sep 19 17:49:54 CEST 2008

> But the regular user may consider that "the Internet" is not just
> layer 3, it is a bunch of application protocols, and many of them
> were ASCII-only. For instance, accented characters in email addresses
> are permitted in IETF standards for only one week :-) RFC 5335

RFC 5335 is a terrible mistake, and one which is going to haunt its
proponents for many years to come.

There is a class of identifiers in which universal literacy is of far
greater value than localization.

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