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Your comments on Character Model Fundamentals [LC076]

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 8 Oct 2004 14:50:56 +0100
To: <bjoern@hoehrmann.de>
Cc: <www-i18n-comments@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20041008135056.CA1CD4F0F1@homer.w3.org>

Dear Björn,

Many thanks for your comments on the 3rd Last Call version of the Character Model for the World Wide Web 1.0: Fundamentals [1].  We appreciate the interest you have taken in this specification.

You can see the comments you submitted, grouped together, at http://www.w3.org/International/Group/2004/charmod1-lc/SortByOriginator.html#LC070
(You can jump to a specific comment in the table by adding its ID to the end of the URI.)

PLEASE REVIEW the decision for the following comment and reply to us within the next 7 days at mailto:www-i18n-comments@w3.org (copying w3c-i18n-ig@w3.org) to say whether you are satisfied with the decision taken. 

Information relating to this comment is included below.

These comments relate to the editor's version at http://www.w3.org/International/Group/charmod-edit/charmod1.html

Best regards,
Richard Ishida, for the I18N WG


Decision: Partially-accepted You are correct that C068 and C069 do strictly speaking not belong into the PUA section, but they are in that section because they have a very strong connection to the other things in that section.

You are correct to raise the question about ASCII art and Unicode smilies. Given your and others' comments, we have realized that C069 is too general. The various factors affecting the use of ASCII art and Unicode smilies are not questions of character encoding. In as far as they are accessibility issues, they should be and are being addressed in the relevant specifications. We have therefore removed C069 and instead added new text, just after C073:

>>>>>>>> C076 [C] Content MUST NOT use a code point for any purpose other than that defined by its character encoding.

This prohibits the construction of fonts that misuse e.g. iso-8859-1 to represent different scripts, characters, or symbols than what is actually encoded in iso-8859-1. >>>>>>>>

in order to not loose the main issue for which C069 was originally introduced.

[1] The version of CharMod you commented on: 
[2] Latest editor's version (still being edited): 
[3] Last Call comments table, sorted by ID: 
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