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RE: Transition Request for publication of XML 1.0 Fifth Edition as REC

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2008 17:44:59 -0000
To: "'Phillips, Addison'" <addison@amazon.com>, <public-i18n-core@w3.org>
Message-ID: <018401c949a5$60dd30f0$229792d0$@org>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-i18n-core-request@w3.org [mailto:public-i18n-core-
> request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Phillips, Addison
> Sent: 18 November 2008 16:33
> To: public-i18n-core@w3.org
> Subject: RE: Transition Request for publication of XML 1.0 Fifth Edition as REC
> (any objections to this email going out on 'chairs@'? any comments on the
> contents?)
> ==========
> The Internationalization WG is extremely happy to see the publication of
> XML1.0 Fifth Edition and supports this request.
> This document clears away a long-standing problem with the use of newer
> Unicode characters in elements, attributes and so forth. This limitation

You need to say element and attribute *names*.  I think people will pull you up about that otherwise. Add id values - that's an important use case.  'and so forth' sounds a little lame ;-), maybe say something like: "..Unicode characters in such things as element and attribute names, and id values."

> represented a barrier for users of characters encoded after Unicode 2.0 (tens
> of thousands of characters have been encoded since then to reach current
> Unicode version 5.1), including speakers of many languages---not minority
> languages, in many cases---as well as users of specific characters encoded
> later and necessary to languages/scripts previously encoded.
> This update also fixes the reference to BCP 47 (so that it does not become
> stale).
> These changes will, in our opinion, not harm interoperability and will ease
> implementation. We look forward to its advancement to REQ.


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