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

From: Johnny Stenback <jst@w3c.jstenback.com>
Date: Wed, 08 Oct 2003 22:55:06 -0700
Message-ID: <3F84F83A.8050705@w3c.jstenback.com>
To: Francois Yergeau <FYergeau@alis.com>
Cc: "'www-dom@w3.org'" <www-dom@w3.org>, "'w3c-i18n-ig@w3.org'" <w3c-i18n-ig@w3.org>

Francois Yergeau wrote:
[...]
>>>LS8) It should be specified that DOMSerializers MUST be 
>>
>>able to serialize in
>>
>>>UTF-8 and both byte-orders of UTF-16, to close the loop 
>>
>>with XML parsers
>>
>>>which are obligated to read these.
>>
>>The DOM WG decided against requiring support for all of those 
>>encodings, 
>>but it did decide to require support for one or more of those 
>>encodins.
> 
> 
> While this is sufficient for strict interoperability, it is not for
> compatibility of code.  If there is not at least one required encoding, it
> is not possible to write a DOM program that will work over any DOM
> implementation.  We insist that at least UTF-8 be required.  Furthermore,
> since XML 1.0 did it back in 1998, it cannot be so onerous to require all 3.
> Please reconsider.

Agreed, the spec now requires that those 3 encodings must be supported 
when dealing with XML data.

-- 
jst
Received on Thursday, 9 October 2003 01:56:10 GMT

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