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Re: i18n reviews of DOM 3 Core and Load&Save

From: Johnny Stenback <jst@w3c.jstenback.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2003 11:01:08 -0700
Message-ID: <3F6C95E4.4030609@w3c.jstenback.com>
To: Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Cc: Joseph Kesselman <keshlam@us.ibm.com>, Francois Yergeau <FYergeau@alis.com>, "'www-dom@w3.org'" <www-dom@w3.org>, www-dom-request@w3.org

Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:
> At 12:27 PM -0700 9/19/03, Johnny Stenback wrote:
> 
> 
>> I'm thinking of a closed system where you know that you'll never get 
>> anything other than UTF-8 (or whichever one you pick). In such cases I 
>> don't want to *force* code bloat on the implementation just to be able 
>> to claim compliance.
> 
> 
> If that's a concern pick UTF-16. Its implementation is trivial. UTF-8 is 
> not that much harder. Both can be implemented algorithmically. I don't 
> believe there's a significant amount of code bloat here.
> 
> 

Code bloat is not the only reason, the point is I don't want to force 
implementors to write code they know they don't care about, for whatever 
reason (code bloat, implementation time, QA resources, you name it).

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jst
Received on Saturday, 20 September 2003 14:02:21 GMT

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