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Re: Absence of explicit end delimiters makes Charmod non-compliant

From: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 23:35:03 +0900
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To: Tim Bray <twbray@antarcti.ca>
Cc: www-i18n-comments@w3.org

Hello Tim,

This is the I18N WG's response to your comment:


Absence of explicit end delimiters makes Charmod non-compliant

The bullet point beginning "[S] Escape syntax SHOULD either require 
explicit end delimiters" is fine, but the charmod document itself doesn't 
actually comply per section 1.3's description of the U+hhhh notation. It 
might be elegant to cite the containing document as an example of 
non-compliance :)

The I18N WG has rejected your comment, with the following reasoning:

The U+hhhh notation does not appear to have any delimiters, but
because U+hhhh is used as a word in free-flowing text, the usual
word delimiters (space, punctuation) function as delimiters.
Also, U+hhhh is not actually any escape syntax, because it
is not intended to stand in directly for a character, but to
talk about a character on a meta-level. In both aspects, this
is similar to character names (e.g. LATIN UPPER CASE LETTER A).

Please tell us whether you are satisfied or not with this
decision at your earliest convenience.

Regards,    Martin.
Received on Tuesday, 18 June 2002 10:35:54 UTC

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