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Re: [Cif2-encoding] How we wrap this up

Please characterize my proposal as

'as for CIF1 proposal with UTF8 in place of ASCII'

  Herbert J. Bernstein, Professor of Computer Science
    Dowling College, Kramer Science Center, KSC 121
         Idle Hour Blvd, Oakdale, NY, 11769


On Thu, 23 Sep 2010, James Hester wrote:

> Dear CIF2 encoding participants,
> As Herbert has indicated, we are starting to run out of time for
> resolution of the encoding issue.  I believe that we have now explored
> the various proposals sufficiently to all have a good understanding of
> the consequences and advantages of each approach.  So, after a round
> of final comments, I propose that we vote on the general scheme that
> we recommend.  We can then flesh out the details of the particular
> scheme that we have settled on, and take this completed proposal to
> the DDLm group for their approval, following which we will present the
> entire CIF2 syntax document to COMCIFS for a formal vote.
> The proposals that I believe are still on the table are:
> 1. Herbert's 'as for CIF1 proposal' recently posted here and to COMCIFS.
> 2. Herbert's 'as for CIF1 proposal', together with Brian's proposal
> (if you agree that they are compatible)
> 2. UTF8-only as in the original draft
> 3. UTF8 + UTF16
> 4. UTF8, UTF16 + "local"
> I have not included the hashcode proposal as I believe it no longer
> has any supporters.
> We would need to conduct a preferential vote.  I stress that this is
> purely to determine the recommendation of this working group, and is
> not in any way binding on COMCIFS.
> James.
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