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Re: [CSS21][css3-namespace][css3-page][css3-selectors][css3-content] Unicode Normalization

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Sun, 01 Feb 2009 17:18:17 +0100
To: "Boris Zbarsky" <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Cc: public-i18n-core@w3.org, www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.uookwrxb64w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

On Sun, 01 Feb 2009 17:13:07 +0100, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu> wrote:
> Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> 3. How likely is that XML will change to require doing NFC  
>> normalization on input? Currently XML does reference Unicode  
>> Normalization normatively, but it does only do so from a non-normative  
>> section on guidelines for designing XML names. If XML does not change  
>> it does not make a whole lot of sense to change e.g. CSS selector  
>> matching because that would mean some XML element names that are not in  
>> NFC could no longer be selected.
>
> It seems to me that the normalization proposal would involve normalizing  
> both strings before matching, so they could still be matched.

To wit, weird XML vocabularies that have XML names using the two variants  
of e.g. ë would change in meaning (and return different results), but I  
suppose this is highly theoretical.


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Anne van Kesteren
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