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From André Warnier>
Subject Re: Character set issue
Date Tue, 06 Dec 2011 20:09:42 GMT
Christopher Schultz wrote:
> Honestly, the whole world should just set everything to UTF-8 and move
> on with life :)
In fact, does anyone in this Tomcat world really know exactly why no standardisation 
committee or group of experts has yet come up with an RFC for HTTP 2.0 and an RFC for HTML

10.0 (or whatever the next major number is) where the default would be Unicode/UTF-8 for 
*everything* ?

This question has been puzzling me for quite some time.

The amount of time web developers are spending unproductively handling these hairy 
questions of character encodings and translations is absolutely stupendous. The amount of

ultimately futile and resource-consuming code having to be written and run to deal with 
them is just as stupendous.
One would think that rather than spending time inventing yet another round of servlet 
specs or html graphic extensions or sub-protocol of SOAP or punycode patch on DNS, someone

would come up with this more fundamental thing, no ?
What is it exactly that does not allow this to happen ?

Can anyone propose an RFC ? If yes, any interest by anyone here in participating in such a

submission ?

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