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Re: questions on XML sgml decl's charsets

From: W. Eliot Kimber <eliot@isogen.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1997 10:27:18 -0900
Message-Id: <3.0.32.19970114102329.00d6c4f0@uu10.psi.com>
To: w3c-sgml-wg@www10.w3.org
At 10:03 AM 1/14/97 -0500, Steven J. DeRose wrote:
>
>4.297 shunned character (number): A character number, identified by a
>concrete syntax, that should be avoided in documents employing the syntax
>because some systems might erroneously treat it as a control character.
>

[note the 'should' here -- what happens if you *do* find one?]

You refuse to talk to it or even look at: shunned characters, the homeless
of the SGML world.

Cheers,

E.
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