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ASCII is not just an RFC. It is an Internet Standard, but only recently.

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/01/29

When people tell you that ASCII is not an Internet Standard but an RFC. They are wrong. They used to be right though. Until 2015-01-12, when IETF declared the RFC 20 to be an Internet Standard: status-change-rfc20-ascii-format-to-standard-00.

So after more than 45 years (like many good things, the ASCII RFC is from 1969), it is not just an American Standard but an Internet Standard (:

Thanks Lauren Weinstein for sharing and Kristian Köhntopp for pointing to the reclassification.

–jeroen

via: ASCII – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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