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proprietary charset identifiers

From: Jim Melton <jim.melton@acm.org>
Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 18:39 +0900
To: www-i18n-comments@w3.org
Cc: jim.melton@acm.org (Jim Melton)
Message-Id: <20020531093913.4EC351421@toro.w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>

This is a last call comment from Jim Melton (jim.melton@acm.org) on
the Character Model for the World Wide Web 1.0
(http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-charmod-20020430/).

Semi-structured version of the comment:

Submitted by: Jim Melton (jim.melton@acm.org)
Submitted on behalf of (maybe empty): W3C XML Query Working Group
Comment type: editorial
Chapter/section the comment applies to: 3.2 Digital Encoding of Characters
The comment will be visible to: public
Comment title: proprietary charset identifiers
Comment:
Section 3.2, "Digital Encoding of Characters", list element 4, contains the phrase "... is identified by an IANA charset identifier."

In fact, there are a great many CESes that are identified by charset identifiers that are not assigned by IANA at all, but that are "created" by proprietary means (e.g., corporations).  The Character Model specification must not prohibit the use of CESes identified by charset identifiers assigned through other means.

To correct this, simply change "...is identified by an IANA charset identifier." to "...is identified by a unique identifier, such as an IANA charset identifier."


Structured version of  the comment:

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  <originator email="jim.melton@acm.org" represents="W3C XML Query Working Group"
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  <charmod-section href='http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-charmod-20020430/#sec-Digital'
    >3.2</charmod-section>
  <title>proprietary charset identifiers</title>
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    <comment>
      <dated-link date="2002-05-31"
        >proprietary charset identifiers</dated-link>
      <para>Section 3.2, "Digital Encoding of Characters", list element 4, contains the phrase "... is identified by an IANA charset identifier."

In fact, there are a great many CESes that are identified by charset identifiers that are not assigned by IANA at all, but that are "created" by proprietary means (e.g., corporations).  The Character Model specification must not prohibit the use of CESes identified by charset identifiers assigned through other means.

To correct this, simply change "...is identified by an IANA charset identifier." to "...is identified by a unique identifier, such as an IANA charset identifier."</para>
    </comment>
  </description>
</lc-comment>
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