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Re: [XHTML2] Unicode line and paragraph separators

From: Ernest Cline <ernestcline@mindspring.com>
Date: Mon, 07 Apr 2003 15:22:53 -0400
To: www-html@w3.org
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It has been brought to my attention over on www-international that 
U+2028 is under XML1.1 folded into LF.  It seems reasonable that XHTML2 
will be based on XML1.1 or a successor XML standard that will probably 
keep that property.  That effectively removes any possibility of using 
it as an alternative to <l></l>.  Without U+2028 being used as a line 
separator, it seems strange to use U+2029 as a paragraph separator.  
(Using <p> and U+2028 seemed like a reasonable combination but not <l> 
and U+2029.)  Therefore, while I still feel that it was a good idea 
that deserved to be examined for its utility, it is clear that it 
simply cannot be made to work under the existing XML standards.  
Perhaps if it had been proposed when XML1.1 was just a working draft, 
but not now, especially since I appear to have been its strongest 
proponent, and my enthusiasm never got past the stage of lets see if 
this might be a better way.
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