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Re: Fwd "a comment on NFC"

From: Graham Klyne <gk@ninebynine.org>
Date: Thu, 02 Oct 2003 11:08:37 +0100
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To: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Cc: w3c-i18n-ig@w3.org, w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org

I would support this approach.

I believe it is entirely consistent with the RFC2119 intent for SHOULD, 
which is, roughly, "you may choose to break this rule, but don't do so 
unless you have a really good reason and know what you're doing".


At 11:00 02/10/03 +0100, Brian McBride wrote:
>I also wonder whether this issue might be addressed by toning down the 
>language from MUST to SHOULD e.g.
>>which includes the additional following para:
>>The string in both plain and typed literals is required to
>>be in Unicode Normal Form C [NFC]. This requirement is motivated
>>by [Charmod] particularly section 4 Early Uniform Normalization.
>becomes something like
>The string in both plain and typed literals SHOULD be in Unicode Normal 
>Form C [NFC].  This is motivated by anticipation that [Charmod], 
>particularly section 4 Early Uniform Normalization will become 
>standardized practice.  Implementations SHOULD accept strings which are 
>not in Normal Form C and MAY issue a warning in such circumstances.

Graham Klyne
Received on Thursday, 2 October 2003 06:18:05 UTC

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