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Re: Unicode character classes and XML parser

From: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2001 16:59:35 -0400
Message-ID: <3ADF51B7.6050500@reutershealth.com>
To: "John G. Spragge" <jgs@dancing-cat-software.com>
CC: "'www-dom@w3.org'" <www-dom@w3.org>
John G. Spragge wrote:

 > Characters which have a font or compatibility decomposition
 > (i.e. those  with a "compatibility formatting tag" in field 5
 > of the database -- marked by field 5 beginning with a "<")
 > are not allowed.

 > Question from an implementor of the parser: does this mean
 > xml excludes characters with decompositions altogether (presumably
 > to avoid normalisation issues), or does it mean xml identifiers
 > exclude such characters? Thanks...

The constraint is on XML names (identifiers) only.  Compatibility
characters elsewhere in XML documents are only discouraged, not
forbidden.


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