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Re: SDATA, again

From: David J Birnbaum <djbpitt+@pitt.edu>
Date: Mon, 9 Dec 1996 14:35:22 -0500 (EST)
To: "David G. Durand" <dgd@cs.bu.edu>
cc: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.3.95L.961209143027.6874G-100000@unixs4.cis.pitt.edu>
On Mon, 9 Dec 1996, David G. Durand wrote:

> As XML stands we have the private use character codes, which provide no
> resolution mechanism for determining which non-unicode character is
> included in an instance. I am asking only that we repalce the numerical
> values provided by private-use, with string values. We will still not
> have a resolution mechanism, but we will have a foundation on which one
> can be built.

I joined this list only recently and was not part of the original
discussion of SDATA. But wading in now, I do not see any significant
disadvantages to David's proposal, let alone any that would outweigh the
obvious advantages. Can someone fill me in on the arguments for the other
side? And is there any procedural reason why this issue should not be
reexamined? 

Thanks,

David
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Received on Monday, 9 December 1996 15:00:14 EST

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