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Re: Change Proposal for ISSUE-150, was: ISSUE-150 code-point-verbosity: Chairs Solicit Proposals

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Sat, 05 Feb 2011 15:52:29 -0500
Message-ID: <4D4DB88D.9070206@mit.edu>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
CC: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, "public-html@w3.org LIST" <public-html@w3.org>
On 2/5/11 3:33 PM, Julian Reschke wrote:
> 4. Risks
>
> None.

That's not quite true.  A benefit of the long format used now is that a 
typo in the hex number (in the spec or an implementation) is more likely 
be caught, because the long name is there as a double-check. 
Unfortunately, typos are _way_ too easy to make in opaque hex strings... :(

I'm not sure this is a big deal, but this proposal would remove that 
redundancy.

-Boris
Received on Saturday, 5 February 2011 20:53:03 GMT

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