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Re: questions on XML sgml decl's charsets

From: Jon Bosak <bosak@atlantic-83.Eng.Sun.COM>
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1997 23:06:01 -0800
Message-Id: <199701150706.XAA10921@boethius.eng.sun.com>
To: w3c-sgml-wg@www10.w3.org
CC: bosak@atlantic-83.Eng.Sun.COM
[C. M. Sperberg-McQueen:]

| Actually, two declarations were prepared, one which referred to 10646
| and defined a wide character set using ERCS syntax (or so I understand
| -- haven't seen it, myself), and another one which referred to ISO
| 646.  The text originally contained the 10646 declaration, but during
| final preparation it became clear that the *other* declaration had to
| be used in processing. Between the declaration that worked, and
| another that did not work, there seemed to be no seriously debatable
| choice, and so the 646 declaration was inserted.  What was overlooked
| in the heat of the moment (this was getting on toward the absolute
| deadline) was that the machine in question was an ASCII machine, not a
| Unicode machine; of course the 646 declaration was required for
| processing.  But the canonical SGML declaration should use Unicode.

In other words, I got confused at 5 in the morning when I couldn't get
Jade to produce the final RTF on a Win95 machine and I put in the
wrong declaration because that's the one that worked.  (In case anyone
was thinking that this was Michael or Tim's fault.)

Jon
Received on Wednesday, 15 January 1997 02:06:01 UTC

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