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language for unicode string

From: Eric Prud'hommeaux <eric@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2019 19:17:20 +0200
To: public-i18n@w3.org
Message-ID: <20190416171719.GI6515@w3.org>
WebAssembly is basically a VM spec. All communication happens through
Javascript (at least, that's all we're standardizing). Javascript
invokes WebAssembly functions via a symbol table which maps a UTF-8
string to an address. These strings have no interpretation beyond a
sequence of Unicode scalar values. For instance, there's no Unicode
Normalization, no parsing as case-foldable domain names, etc. Is there
a state-approved way to say that?

Because it's a VM, it may be called upon to manipulate e.g. human
names, currency. In short, the subject matter may entail i18n
requirements but that WebAssembly doesn't know anything about the
subject matter and imposes no i18n requirements on it. My expectation
is that it would be more confusing to mention that fact than to simply
leave it out. Thoughts?

If EcmaScript had sections for I18N and Security Considerations, I
could just copy them. Can anyone think of something else I could copy
from?

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