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Re: CSS21 Syndata.html Section 4

From: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2003 20:54:45 -0400
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To: Tex Texin <tex@i18nguy.com>, "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Cc: www-style@w3.org, W3c I18n Group <w3c-i18n-ig@w3.org>

At 21:42 03/10/15 -0400, Tex Texin wrote:

>ok, now I see what you mean about the connection between \A and white-space.
>I was thinking I might want the output to be data (perhap in a file) that was
>going to be sent to a specific model printer.
>I have no way of emitting U+000A, if that is what the device needs for an
>escape sequence or line control.

CSS is not XSLT. XSLT is a file-to-file conversion. CSS just
defines how things are rendered; making sure that the right
codes are sent to a printer is a job for the CSS implementation
and/or the printer driver.

>Just a suggestion and I recognize you probably can't use the Unicode notation
>without changing a number of other character references. For consistency I
>guess you can replace 'U+000A' with 'character 10 in Unicode or "A" in

A propos 'character 10 in Unicode': Using octal or decimal numbers
for Unicode characters is a very bad idea. If CSS does that in any
place, this urgently has to be fixed.

Regards,    Martin.
Received on Thursday, 16 October 2003 21:25:07 UTC

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