PWG-ANNOUNCE> RFC 4790 - Internet Application Protocol Collation Registry

PWG-ANNOUNCE> RFC 4790 - Internet Application Protocol Collation Registry

McDonald, Ira imcdonald at
Tue Mar 20 13:35:01 EDT 2007

>Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 14:51:18 -0700
>From: rfc-editor at
>Subject: RFC 4790 on Internet Application Protocol Collation Registry

>A new Request for Comments is now available in online RFC libraries.
>        RFC 4790
>        Title:      Internet Application Protocol Collation Registry 
>        Author:     C. Newman, M. Duerst,
>                    A. Gulbrandsen
>        Status:     Standards Track
>        Date:       March 2007
>        Mailbox:    chris.newman at, 
>                    duerst at,
>                    arnt at
>        Pages:      26
>        Characters: 55591
>        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None
>        I-D Tag:    draft-newman-i18n-comparator-14.txt
>        URL:
>Many Internet application protocols include string-based lookup,
>searching, or sorting operations.  However, the problem space for
>searching and sorting international strings is large, not fully
>explored, and is outside the area of expertise for the Internet
>Engineering Task Force (IETF).  Rather than attempt to solve such a
>large problem, this specification creates an abstraction framework so
>that application protocols can precisely identify a comparison
>function, and the repertoire of comparison functions can be extended
>in the future.  [STANDARDS TRACK]
>This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.
>STANDARDS TRACK: This document specifies an Internet standards track
>protocol for the Internet community,and requests discussion and 
>suggestions for improvements.Please refer to the current edition of the 
>Internet Official Protocol Standards (STD 1) for the standardization 
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