[Ietf-calsify] Status of simplification work
MRC at CAC.Washington.EDU
Wed May 31 14:34:24 PDT 2006
On Wed, 31 May 2006, Oliver Block wrote:
> The point is: either there are reasons to fold at 75 (or less) or there
> are no reasons for that. If there are reasons the rule should be kept
It is up to the proponents of removing folding to demonstrate that there
is no reason to fold.
Put another way, it is necessary to prove that nobody depends upon folding
now; and furthermore that no individual, who is not privy to this
discussion, will in good faith create an application which depends upon
folding based upon current documents.
Without such proof, the question is moot. It seems to me that the
concensus of experienced protocol implementors is that it is not
particularly difficult to fold, even when UTF-8 is involved.
> It could be extended that UTF-8 characters SHOULD NOT be folded between
> multibyte characters.
Perhaps you should have meant to say something to the effect against
folding in the middle of a multi-octet UTF-8 character. But that isn't
what you said.
You can always fold between characters; the prohibition is on folding in
the middle of a character.
Also, character != octet != byte.
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