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XML 1.0 erratum [was: Minutes for XML Core WG telcon of 2009 June 17]

From: Grosso, Paul <pgrosso@ptc.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2009 12:13:53 -0400
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To: <public-xml-core-wg@w3.org>, François Yergeau <francois@yergeau.com>
François,

Are you still able and willing to handle XML errata?

paul

> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-xml-core-wg-request@w3.org [mailto:public-xml-core-wg-
> request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Grosso, Paul
> Sent: Wednesday, 2009 June 17 11:05
> To: public-xml-core-wg@w3.org
> Subject: Minutes for XML Core WG telcon of 2009 June 17


> > 2. Miscellaneous administrivia and document reviews.


> >
> > Addison Phillips of I18N sent email about
> > Unicode Normalization in XML 1.0 5th Ed.; see
> > http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-xml-core-wg/2009Feb/0019
> >
> > After some back and forth, the following additional note is in
> > countdown:
> >
> > <added-note>
> > _Unicode_ (rule C06) says that canonically equivalent sequences of
> > characters ought to be treated as identical. However, XML _parsed
> > entities_ (including _document entities_) that are canonically
> > equivalent according to Unicode but which use distinct code point
> > (character) sequences are considered distinct by XML processors.
> > Therefore, all XML parsed entities SHOULD be created in a "fully
> > normalized" form per _[CharMod-Norm]_. Otherwise the user might
> > unknowingly create canonically equivalent but unequal sequences that
> > appear identical to the user but which are treated as distinct by XML
> > processors.
> >
> > A document can still be well-formed, even if it is not in a
> normalized
> > form. XML processors MAY verify that the document being processed is
> in
> > a fully-normalized form and report to the application whether it is
> or
> > not.
> > </added-note>
> >
> 
> Consensus to make this an erratum to XML 1.0 5th Edition.
> 
> ACTION to Paul to communicate with Francois about possibly
> processing this erratum.
Received on Wednesday, 17 June 2009 16:17:08 GMT

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