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Re: XML 1.1 CR comment response for Lewis-01

From: Amelia A. Lewis <alewis@tibco.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 11:04:13 -0400
To: Paul Grosso <pgrosso@arbortext.com>
Cc: www-xml-blueberry-comments@w3.org
Message-Id: <20030624110413.099261c0.alewis@tibco.com>

I'm not happy with this.

Discussion of the issue revealed that x#D is included in S as part of
compatibility with SGML; the discussion included a rather grotesque
example of hackery that could get this code point to show up in a
document, bypassing normalization.

I would be happier with a notation (somewhere!) indicating that the
persistent retention of x#D in S is *not* because it is commonly
encountered, and that in fact it takes great effort to force the code
point to appear in XML (at which point, so far as I can tell, it pretty
much can't be roundtripped either).  It's a very special case; including
it without comment confuses.

On Mon, 23 Jun 2003 15:39:05 -0500
Paul Grosso <pgrosso@arbortext.com> wrote:

> In response to your email to the XML 1.1 CR recorded at
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-xml-blueberry-comments/2002Oct/0004.html
> the XML Core WG generated, discussed, and resolved the follow issue:
> Issue Lewis-01:
> inconsistency of S production and treatment of line endings
> Summary resolution: rejected
> Response
> --------
> While it is true that there are some inconsistencies, they are mostly
> due to having #xD in the S production in XML 1.0. While this may be
> considered sub-optimal, we didn't want to change this part of XML 1.0.
> The situation in XML 1.1 isn't problematic for processors, since the
> added whitespace characters are converted to x#A upon input.
> Therefore, we felt it best not to make any changes to XML 1.1 in
> response to this comment.========
> Please let us know whether you accept our resolution of our comment,
> or wish to have an objection formally recorded.  If we do not hear
> from you within 10 days we will assume that you accept our response
> (though we would prefer to hear from you in any case if practical).
> Thank you for your interest in the XML 1.1.
> Paul Grosso
> for the XML Core WG 

Amelia A. Lewis
Architect, TIBCO/Extensibility, Inc.
Received on Tuesday, 24 June 2003 11:03:26 UTC

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