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Re: Resolution of open issues: JW24c (DAV:eq)

From: Elias Sinderson <elias@cse.ucsc.edu>
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2002 12:34:19 -0800
Message-ID: <3C71654B.D10B8AB1@cse.ucsc.edu>
To: dasl <www-webdav-dasl@w3.org>
I agree, this would seem to be the only workable approach to cross-language
comparisons. I would also go so far as to *strongly* urge the inclusion of a
paragraph addressing Unicode normalization. For the spec to say nothing
regarding this is only to beg for poor implementations...


Julian Reschke wrote:

> The following [1] issue was raised in 2000:
> "How do string equality and language tag interact. Cross-language comparison
> should work at least when the two languages are dialects, e.g. en-us vs
> en-uk."
> I think the only workable answer is that string equality does NOT depend on
> languages, therefore two strings are equal if they are equal
> character-by-character.
> We MAY want to think about saying something about Unicode normalization in
> this context (for instance allowing server to treat different Unicode
> normalization forms as equal).
> Feedback appreciated.
> Julian
> [1]
> http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/draft-reschke-webdav-search-latest.html#rfc
> .issue.JW24c
> [2] http://www.w3.org/TR/charmod/#sec-IdentityMatching

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