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Re: WD-html40-971024/references.html [was: 24 Oct Release of HTML 4.0 spec]

From: Ian B. Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 1997 17:53:26 -0500
Message-ID: <3453C9E6.9D0EA165@w3.org>
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
CC: www-html-editor@w3.org
Dan Connolly wrote:
> 
> Dan Connolly wrote:
> 
> > struct/text.html:809:rel="biblioentry"
> > href="../references.html#ref-ISO88591">[ISO88591]
> >
> > *** s/The horizontal tab character (encoded in [UNICODE],
> >       US ASCII, and [ISO88591] as decimal 9)/at code position 9
> >       in [ISO10646], and [ISO88591]/
> >
> > rationale: "encoded" suggest you're talking about character
> >         enconding schemes, but you're not: you're talking
> >         about coded character sets
> > US-ASCII is a charset, i.e. a character encoding scheme.
> > We cite 10646, not Unicode, for character code positions. Unicode
> >         is only cited for things like the BIDI algorithm.
> 
> Hmm... I just found:
> 
> "In the current specification,
> references to ISO/IEC-10646 or Unicode imply the same document
> character set.'
> 
> So strictly speaking, my "We cite 10646" is wrong.
> 
> But don't you think that, in the interest of consistency,
> we use exclusively 10646 to refer to the document character
> set?

As I wrote in an email earlier today, I have corrected
the spec today so that we use [ISO10646] to refer
to the document character set and [UNICODE] to refer
to the bidi algorithm EXCEPT for the documents
in the sgml/* subdirectory. I would feel more confident
if the other editors verified the usage here.


Ian


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