2010-02-16 13:10:33: Created issue 'Spec reference for US-ASCII' nickname us-ascii-ref owned by Julian Reschke on product HTML 5 spec, description 'Originally raised as http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=8845:
"The spec uses RFC 1345 as normative reference for what US-ASCII is. That is a
Please use a reference to the ANSI or ISO spec that actually defines ASCII,
[ANSI.X3-4.1986] American National Standards Institute, "Coded
Character Set - 7-bit American Standard Code for
Information Interchange", ANSI X3.4, 1986.
(taken from the relatively recent RFC 5322).
RFC 1345 is a non-maintained, historic, informational RFC that's not really a
good definition for ASCII. If you disagree, please name a single RFC that has
been published in the last 20 years that uses RFC 1345 to reference ASCII (I
just searched, and couldn't find any)."
Confirmed in a discussion on the ietf hybi mailing list by various long-term IETF contributors, including Martin DÃ¼rst, IETF Charset Reviewer (http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/hybi/current/msg01154.html)'
non-public [Julian Reschke]