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[whatwg] Valid Unicode

From: Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Date: Fri, 01 Dec 2006 20:11:30 -0500
Message-ID: <4570D2C2.1060601@metalab.unc.edu>
Henri Sivonen wrote:

>> 6. Are noncharacters U+FDD0..U+FDEF allowed (?)
>> 7. Are the noncharacters from the last two characters of each plane 
>> allowed (?)
> 
> I don't have particularly strong feelings here. Putting those characters 
> is HTML is a bad idea, but allowing them is not a problem for HTML5 to 
> XHTML5 conversion and they aren't a common problem like C1 controls.

FFFE and FFFF are specifically forbidden by XML so they should probably 
be forbidden here too. I think the others are allowed.

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