Re: [web-annotation] Reference to text encoding in spec perhaps not appropriate

My specific proposal is to close the issue as resolved.

The most problematic text was "unnecessary whitespace should be 
normalized, character encoding should be turned into UTF-8, and so 
forth". In particular, the vagueness of "and so forth" was an issue 
and that has been fixed.

Addison brought up the recommendation against unicode normalization 
several comments back and I only kept responding because Ivan's latest
 comment seemed to suggest that it might be desirable.

The language as written now in the editor's draft is reasonable to me:

> The text MUST be normalized before recording in the Annotation. Thus
 HTML/XML tags SHOULD be removed, and character entities SHOULD be 
replaced with the character that they encode. The normalization 
routine may be performed automatically by a browser, and other 
applications SHOULD implement the DOM String Comparisons method.

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Received on Wednesday, 1 June 2016 17:58:15 UTC