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[Bug 17298] valid character range for identifiers too broad

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Date: Wed, 05 Sep 2012 17:43:36 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=17298

--- Comment #12 from Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> 2012-09-05 17:43:35 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #11)
> (In reply to comment #10)
> > The proposal is to change (back) what's conforming (valid) to what HTML 4 said
> > (or a superset of that).
> > 
> > It is *not* about changing the processing requirements.
> 
> And I found your argument to do that to be groundless in practice, as I clearly
> explained. If you wish to keep this bug open, please provide new arguments or a
> clear explanation of why I may be wrong. Without that, there is really no point
> in reopening.

The reason is that people who *do* care about conformance will get a warning
when they use identifiers that may become problematic in the future; which is
exactly the reason why we distinguish between things that are conforming and
those which happen to work anyway, no?

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