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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).

Received on Saturday, 20 September 2003 14:02:21 UTC

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