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RE: Regular expressions should support \x{....} escapes

From: Michael Kay <mhk@mhk.me.uk>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2006 10:42:39 -0000
To: "'Bjoern Hoehrmann'" <derhoermi@gmx.net>, "'Martin Duerst'" <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Cc: <public-qt-comments@w3.org>, <www-international@w3.org>, <www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org>
Message-ID: <E1F1Lri-0000KA-JW@lisa.w3.org>

> http://www.w3.org/TR/charmod/#C073 has "Publicly interchanged content
> SHOULD NOT use codepoints in the private use area." Reference to and
> use of are equivalent concepts here. You might well argue that SHOULD
> NOT is not MUST NOT, conformance checkers are nevertheless going to
> point out violations of the SHOULD NOT requirement 

I fail to see how a conformance checker is supposed to know whether the
content is being publicly interchanged. I would think that most conformance
checkers are likely to give the user the benefit of the doubt, or at least
to provide options.

Michael Kay
Received on Tuesday, 24 January 2006 10:57:43 UTC

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