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RE: Reviewed charmod fundamentals

From: Misha Wolf <Misha.Wolf@reuters.com>
Date: Tue, 09 Mar 2004 17:00:18 +0000
Message-ID: <T683cfd6d19c407b73d3ec@dtcseuvig6.reuters.com>
To: Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>, Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org, Jon Hanna <jon@hackcraft.net>

1. Lots of (ie most) protocols are not based on XML.

2. Is it really necessary that when the oven is asking 
   the extractor to switch on, it has the choice of 
   using UTF-8 or UTF-16?

Misha


-----Original Message-----
From: www-tag-request@w3.org [mailto:www-tag-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of Elliotte Rusty Harold
Sent: 08 March 2004 18:36
To: Tim Bray
Cc: www-tag@w3.org; Jon Hanna
Subject: Re: Reviewed charmod fundamentals



At 10:09 AM -0800 3/8/04, Tim Bray wrote:

>I don't think charmod should have a SHOULD in favor either of 
>single-encoding or UTF-8/16.  I think it should point out that each 
>alternative is a good choice in lots of situations. -Tim
>
>

Given that "All XML processors MUST accept the UTF-8 and UTF-16 
encodings of  Unicode" (XML 1.1 spec, section 2.2) I can't quite see 
the reason why any protocol would choose to forbid either of these. 
Let people work with whichever one seems most convenient to them 
locally.
-- 

   Elliotte Rusty Harold
   elharo@metalab.unc.edu
   Effective XML (Addison-Wesley, 2003)
   http://www.cafeconleche.org/books/effectivexml            
 
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN%3D0321150406/ref%3Dnosim/cafeaula
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