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Character Model for the Web + Unicode in XML and other Markup Languages

From: <Misha.Wolf@reuters.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 16:04:35 +0000
Message-ID: <T5930b4bb91c407b707780@reuters.com>
To: www-international@w3.org
This week sees the publication of:

  Character Model for the World Wide Web 1.0
  W3C Working Draft 20 February 2002
  http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-charmod-20020220

and:

  Unicode in XML and other Markup Languages
  W3C Note 18 February 2002
  http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/NOTE-unicode-xml-20020218

The Character Model "provides authors of specifications, software
developers, and content developers with a common reference for
interoperable text manipulation on the World Wide Web.  Topics addressed
include encoding identification, early uniform normalization, string
identity matching, string indexing, and URI conventions, building on the
Universal Character Set, defined jointly by Unicode and ISO/IEC 10646.
Some introductory material on characters and character encodings is also
provided."

This specification has been extensively revised over the past year,
reflecting the Last Call Comments on:

  Character Model for the World Wide Web 1.0
  W3C Working Draft 26 January 2001
  http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/WD-charmod-20010126

The second document, Unicode in XML and other Markup Languages, is
published jointly with the Unicode Consortium.  It provides guidelines
for the use of Unicode with markup languages such as XML.

Both documents are especially topical in view of the work currently
taking place, within the W3C XML Core WG, on:

  XML 1.1
  W3C Working Draft 13 December 2001
  http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/WD-xml11-20011213

Misha Wolf
W3C I18N WG Chair






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