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Re: [css-text] Control characters

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2014 21:33:42 -0700
Cc: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gluesoft.co.jp>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>, Zack Weinberg <zackw@panix.com>, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
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To: Jonathan Kew <jfkthame@gmail.com>

On Jun 27, 2014, at 1:57 PM, Jonathan Kew <jfkthame@gmail.com> wrote:

> That's not necessarily true. ZWNJ (and a number of other normally-invisible characters) are defined to be "default ignorable", so processes such as searching that base their behavior on Unicode character properties should be able to ignore them appropriately.
> [...]

> But the C0/C1 control characters - apart from a few exceptions like newline - do not have any legitimate use as part of text on the web; their defined control functions such as <start of text> or <end of transmission block> are provided by entirely different levels of the platform.

Then why not have the control characters ignored when searching for text too?
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