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Re: (off-topic?)Re: XML character sets: a proposal



On Mon, 16 Sep 1996 19:24:04 GMT Gavin Nicol said:
>Both the need for a standard set of attributes/elements for I18N
>and the issue of glyph servers etc. fall outside the scope of this
>WG.

They may, though I haven't seen that prescribed for us anywhere.

The possible need for a new attribute type (declared value) with a
particular meaning, and the possible need for a new defaulting
mechanism, on the other hand, are clearly within the scope of this WG.

It seems to me that a new declared value for language/locale flags and a
new keyword for attribute-value inheritance from enclosing elements may
be worthwhile, even without reference to Asian languages.  If such an
attribute type also makes it feasible to handle the problems Rick
Jelliffe referred to, then all the more reason to provide one.

-C. M. Sperberg-McQueen