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Re: Clarification of discussion

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Oct 1996 08:25:25 PST
To: Chris.Lilley@sophia.inria.fr
CC: mduerst@ifi.unizh.ch, avine@dakota-76.eng.sun.com, www-international@w3.org
Message-Id: <96Oct28.092525pdt."415912"@mule.parc.xerox.com>
> (1) Put the burden on the user.
> (2) Put the burden on the rendering engine (which has to treat as
> 	equivalent those two (in some cases even more) representations).
> (3) Define some kind of preferred encoding, and require that all CLASS
> 	names use it, so that comparison is simple.
> (4) Use only characters where there is no such problem.

Always do (4): use only characters where there is no problem.  You can
gradually turn case (3) into case (4) ("everyone agrees about the
preferred encoding, so there's no problem.").

  Lower case ASCII is the preferred encoding of upper-case ASCII.

Now we have case-equivalence; no problem.

Received on Monday, 28 October 1996 12:26:39 UTC

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