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RE: Unicode database non-normative reference

From: Biron,Paul V <Paul.V.Biron@KP.ORG>
Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2000 12:47:39 -0800
Message-Id: <376E771642C1D2118DC300805FEAAF43014BA832@pars-exch-1.ca.kp.org>
To: "'Tony Graham'" <tgraham@mulberrytech.com>, www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org
> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Tony Graham [SMTP:tgraham@mulberrytech.com]
> Sent:	Wednesday, November 22, 2000 8:56 AM
> To:	www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org
> Subject:	Unicode database non-normative reference
> The "Unicode Database" non-normative reference is not linked to from
> the body of the CR.
Editing error in the last round to get the CR out, I'll make sure it gets
back in.

> The CR refers to the Unicode 3.0 character database, but Unicode is
> currently at Version 3.0.1, and versions 3.1 and 3.2 are in the
> pipeline.  To link to the latest version of
> UnicodeCharacterDatabase.html, use
> http://www.unicode.org/Public/UNIDATA/UnicodeCharacterDatabase.html.
We've talked within the WG about the general issue of citing version numbers
of other specs and have decided that the only "safe and sane" strategy is to
site the version that is current when we publish and "encourage"
implementors to handle updates, hence the note in the regex appendex

	NOTE: [Unicode3] is subject to future revision. For example,
	the mapping from code points to character properties might
	be updated. All minimally conforming processors must support
	the character properties defined in the version of the Unicode
	Standard that is current at the time this specification became
	a W3C Recommendation. However, implementors are
	encouraged to support the character properties defined in
	any future version of the Unicode Standard.

However, I will update to 3.0.1 or whatever is current when we publish the
spec again (hopefully, the next stage is rec).

Received on Tuesday, 5 December 2000 15:57:38 UTC

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