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Re: SVG12: Charmod norm reference

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 00:43:22 +0200
Message-ID: <1283973133.20051025004322@w3.org>
To: www-svg@w3.org
Cc: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>

Hello www-svg,

>   From http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-SVGMobile12-20050413/i18n.html
> [...]
>   SVG generators should follow W3C guidelines
>   for normalizing character data [CHARMOD].
> [...]
> The referenced document does not discuss normalization;

Right - it used to at the time this text was written, but then charmod
was split into several sections.

> it is also highly misleading to place such "should"s into an
> informative section.


> Please change the draft such that either the note is removed or such
> that the correct document is referred to from a normative section of
> the document.

The specification now makes it clear that this is a quality of
implementation issue, not a conformance requirement. In addition, the
correct one of the several charmod specifications is now referenced.

The spec text now says

  SVG generators are encouraged to follow W3C guidelines for normalizing
  character data [CHARMOD-norm].
  with a pointer to http://www.w3.org/TR/charmod-norm/

Please let us know within two weeks if that does not satisfy your comment.

 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead
 Co-Chair, W3C Hypertext CG
Received on Monday, 24 October 2005 22:43:28 UTC

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