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

From: Jim Davis <jrd3@alum.mit.edu>
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2002 13:04:51 -0800
Message-Id: <4.1.20020218130353.00cb81f0@pop.california.com>
To: "Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, "dasl" <www-webdav-dasl@w3.org>
At 12:15 PM 2/18/02 +0100, 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.

Agreed.

>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).

This sounds plausible to me but I am too ignorant about the fine points of
Unicode to have a well-informed opinion. 
Received on Monday, 18 February 2002 16:05:38 GMT

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