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Unicode ranges (Re: Forget what I said about whitespace)

From: Bert Bos <Bert.Bos@sophia.inria.fr>
Date: Sat, 20 Dec 1997 02:58:31 +0100 (MET)
To: "Neil St.Laurent" <neil@bigpic.com>
cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.3.93.971220023705.1462B-100000@hyctia.inria.fr>
On Fri, 19 Dec 1997, Neil St.Laurent wrote:

> One other question:
> 
> UNICODE-RANGE, unicode, escape, and others all use a different number 
> of hex digits, {1,4}, {1,8}, {1,6}.  Why is this?  Why do we need 
> more than 4?

You're right, they should all be the same. (And the macros unicode and
escape should be used consistently for the same thing.) We're currently
testing the grammar, the next draft should be better. (Even correct, I
hope.)

The right number of digits is 6, since according to the most trustworthy
predictions I've heard, Unicode numbers will soon exceed 65635 (xFFFF),
but will not exceed 17*65536-1 (x10FFFF). 


Bert
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