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Re: Comments on XML Part 1 from Japanese experts

From: Murata Makoto <murata@apsdc.ksp.fujixerox.co.jp>
Date: Tue, 03 Jun 1997 16:52:58 +0900
Message-Id: <9706030752.AA00035@lute.apsdc.ksp.fujixerox.co.jp>
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
Gavin Nicol writes:
>Well, I have problems with the "here" in the above sentence. It assumes
>far too much about the implementation.

Look at error messages of nsgmls.  Line numbers and character 
positions are clearly identified.

>Imagine how you would feel if the parser just said:
>  "Illegal character #x3000 in input"
>or worse, just simple didn't parse your file. I would prefer to keep
>zenkaku spaces in simply because it will make life for the user a lot
>easier. If you *really* want them out, I would recommend mapping them
>to hankaku spaces in the SGML declaration.

I do not agree.  XML or SGML editors free users from writing spaces between 

Neither my colleagues at my office nor the co-authors of the original 
Japanese comments agree with you.  If this issue is discussed by a 
large member of Japanese experts, the same conclusion will be reached,
I believe.

Having said this, I stop discussion and trust the ERB will make a reasonable 

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