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Re: [css3-syntax] CSS escape sequences

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2012 14:01:58 +0100
To: Mathias Bynens <mathias@qiwi.be>
Cc: www-style <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <k9mtg7te43bki09g0hq6nq18ap025vsc5l@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>
* Mathias Bynens wrote:
>http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-syntax/#characters defines CSS escape
>sequences of the form `\000026` or `\26 `, both of which decode to
>`&`.
>
>WebKit browsers don’t support this syntax for characters outside the
>BMP: https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=76152 For example,
>`\1d306 ` or `\01d306` are supposed to be escape sequences for the
>“tetragram for centre” symbol (U+1D306), but they don’t work in
>WebKit.
>
>There seems to be another way to escape these characters, namely by
>breaking them up in UTF-16 code units: `\d834\df06 `. All browsers
>except Gecko (https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=717529)
>seem to support this, even though this isn’t mentioned in the spec.
>
>Should the spec be changed to reflect reality?

I so no reason why it should be.
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