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[609] Discussion

From: Oisin Hurley <ohurley@iona.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2000 11:54:15 -0000
To: <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
Message-ID: <001401c05931$eebd3220$9f03020a@psychobilly>
DR609 of the current draft [1] was ballotted to receive more discussion.
To kick this off I'd like to reiterate the content of the requirement
and mention some of the reasons why it was considered apt for more

Current text:

An XML processor is required to be able to read entities which uses UTF-8
and UTF-16 encodings. However, it is recognized that other encodings are
used around the world, and it may be desired for XML processors to read
entities that use any such encodings. If such encodings are to be used, for
example in connection with specific protocol bindings, mechanisms for
describing the availability of such encodings should be described.

This particular requirement occasioned a lively discussion and debate, which
indicate that this issue of codesets is much more complex than it initially
There was a suggestion that this requirement be postponed (i.e. dropped)
the XP WG wait for guidance from the i18n WG on this issue. Alternatively,
following wording may be substituted.

The XP WG recognise that the issue of codeset diversity is a complex one and
will defer any decision on codesets for XP until consultation with the
WG has clarified the issue.

Comments and discussion encouraged :)


[1] http://www.w3.org/2000/xp/Group/xp-reqs-03
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