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Bug 12495 - please mark the reference to RFC1345 as non-normative
Summary: please mark the reference to RFC1345 as non-normative
Alias: None
Product: HTML WG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LC1 HTML5 spec (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Windows NT
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ian 'Hixie' Hickson
QA Contact: HTML WG Bugzilla archive list
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-04-14 16:35 UTC by Julian Reschke
Modified: 2011-08-12 20:20 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Description Julian Reschke 2011-04-14 16:35:57 UTC
Citing the decision for ISSUE-101 in <>:

"As such, we found the objection to referencing a for-pay document
stronger than the objection to referencing RFC 1345, even if the RFC
does not provide a normative definition for ASCII."

So it seems the decision was based on the assumption that RFC 1345 is not used as normative reference. However, it is.
Comment 1 Anne 2011-06-22 21:46:24 UTC
That is not what the quote says. Did you ask for clarification somewhere?
Comment 2 Julian Reschke 2011-06-23 07:49:16 UTC
I did, and did not get any.
Comment 3 Michael[tm] Smith 2011-08-04 05:05:50 UTC
mass-moved component to LC1
Comment 4 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2011-08-12 20:20:18 UTC
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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: It is normative. It gives the mapping of bytes to Unicode characters, which is what we need. Whether the document itself claims to be normative or not is besides the point — we can still make it a normative reference, that then makes it one.