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Apple comments on Character Model

From: Deborah Goldsmith <goldsmit@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2002 15:33:44 -0700
Cc: John Jenkins <jenkins@apple.com>
To: www-i18n-comments@w3.org
Message-Id: <3F438423-9E8C-11D6-9C20-000A27DA5C92@apple.com>

Apple shares Microsoft's concern [1] that the Character Model [2] is 
overly strict with respect to forcing NFC conformance on all Web-based 
applications. Apple generally follows the philosophy of "be lenient in 
what you accept and strict in what you produce," which seems to us to 
have proven a good model historically. Therefore, we would prefer a 
Character Model that recommends that content producers generate NFC, 
but that does not require that applications (including XML parsers and 
other content producers and proxies) must reject anything that is not 

Deborah Goldsmith
Apple Computer, Inc.
[2]  http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-charmod-20020430/
Received on Tuesday, 23 July 2002 18:33:49 UTC

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