RE: Changes to DOM3 Events Key Identifiers

> Doug Schepers scripsit:
> > 1) DOM3 Events implementations also update their Javascript
> engines to
> > be able to process the additional escape sequence (e.g. one of
> the ones
> > you mention above) in the same way they process the "\u" escape
> > sequence.  This is the better long-term solution, and I'd hope
> > could be persuaded to add this to future ECMAScript specs.
> I doubt it, given that such escapes are usually programmatically
> generated.
> In any case, ECMAScript is firmly committed to a 16-bit character
> model.

ECMAScript's "firm commitment" to a 16-bit character model (i.e. UTF-16) is not the problem. Lack of support for supplementary characters (that is, those above 0xFFFF in Unicode), however, is a very real problem. No UTF-16 process can escape the fact that, even if one applies a short-sighted limit to BMP characters, a character may require more than one code point to encode. As long as it is clear that DOM3 Events key identifiers are a string containing possibly more than one code point (and potentially more than one character), the escaping syntax is just a detail of the language.


Received on Friday, 30 October 2009 21:12:06 UTC