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Re: Follow up on regular expressions in ITS 2.0

From: Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2012 09:46:52 +0100
Message-ID: <50AB437C.3030600@kosek.cz>
To: Felix Sasaki <fsasaki@w3.org>
CC: Norbert Lindenberg <w3@norbertlindenberg.com>, public-multilingualweb-lt@w3.org, www-international <www-international@w3.org>
On 20.11.2012 7:33, Felix Sasaki wrote:

> I have no opinion on that. Others in the MLW-LT group: what do you
> think? Note that if we want to change the regex definition we should do
> this within the next two weeks, since in "last call" stage such a change
> would force us to go back to normal working draft.

Actually all features mentioned by Norbert can be "simplified" to
regular expression which is not using those constructs. However as those
characters classes are very handy so I think that we want to keep them in.

For example imagine you would like to simplify \p{IsGreek}. If you have
access to Unicode database you can simply turn this into [αβγ...]. But I
think that such simplification should be done by application not by end
user and thus we should keep RE syntax as it is.


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