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[Bug 11124] New: consider reducing verbosity when talking about code points

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Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2010 15:53:15 +0000
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-11124-2495@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=11124

           Summary: consider reducing verbosity when talking about code
                    points
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows NT
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: julian.reschke@gmx.de
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org


Example:

"a valid non-negative integer, followed by a U+003B SEMICOLON character (;),
followed by one or more space characters, followed by a substring that is an
ASCII case-insensitive match for the string "URL", followed by a U+003D EQUALS
SIGN character (=), followed by a valid URL."

It's unclear to me why we can't just call the characters my name, or mention
them verbatim. The current style of prose makes the spec hard to read.

Sets and sequences of code points that appear frequently could be assigned
names upfront, see, for instance,
<http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/rfc5234.html#rfc.section.B.1>.

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