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

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Sat, 05 Feb 2011 22:02:57 +0100
Message-ID: <4D4DBB01.3030200@gmx.de>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
CC: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, "public-html@w3.org LIST" <public-html@w3.org>
On 05.02.2011 21:52, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> 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.

The proposal is to keep the character itself plus the code point number, 
so there's still redundancy.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Saturday, 5 February 2011 21:03:40 UTC

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