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Re: [CSS21] out of range unicode escapes

From: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 18:55:50 +0200
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <200704161855.50722.bert@w3.org>

The CSS WG decided as follows on Björn Höhrmann's comment[1] about  
Unicode (numerical) escapes outside the legal Unicode range:

  - Add this text to 4.1.3:

    If the number is outside the range allowed by Unicode (e.g.,
    "\110000" is above the maximum 10FFFF allowed in current Unicode),
    the UA may replace the escape with the "replacement character"
    (U+FFFD). If the character is to be displayed, the UA should show a
    visible symbol, such as a "missing character" glyph (cf. 15.2, point

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2007Jan/0062.html

(For reference, this is issue 19 in the forthcoming "Disposition of 

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