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Re: XML 1.1 CR comment response for Lewis-01

From: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 11:17:38 -0400
To: "Amelia A. Lewis" <alewis@tibco.com>
Cc: Paul Grosso <pgrosso@arbortext.com>, www-xml-blueberry-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <20030624151738.GA19351@skunk.reutershealth.com>

Amelia A. Lewis scripsit:

> 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.

Can you provide the details?

> 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.

I wouldn't object to adding a motherhood note to the Third Edition (and
a fortiori to XML 1.1).

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