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Your comment on the Character Model [024]

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2004 19:48:11 -0000
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Dear Jeremy,

Many thanks for your comments on the 2nd Last Call version of the Character
Model for the World Wide Web v1.0 [1].  We appreciate the interest you have
taken in this specification.

You can see the comments you submitted on your own account, grouped
together, at 
(You can jump to a specific comment in the table by adding its ID to the end
of the URI.)

PLEASE REVIEW the decision for the following comment and reply to us within
the next two weeks at mailto:www-i18n-comments@w3.org (copying
w3c-i18n-ig@w3.org) to say whether you are satisfied with the decision

Information relating to this comment is included below. Note that we will
reply to other comments you sent on behalf of the RDF Core WG at a later

You can find the latest version of the Character Model at
http://www.w3.org/International/Group/charmod-edit/ . 

Best regards,
Richard Ishida, for the I18N WG


C024	Na	Na	C	Jeremy Carroll
	P	MD	3.2	Is UTF-7 a unicode encoding form?

      Comment (received 2002-05-14) -- UTF-7

      Is UTF-7 a unicode encoding form? (I am pretty ignorant about UTF-7
but I believe it exists and is a UCS).
      Decision: Not applicable.

      We have classified this comment as 'not applicable', because it is
only a question.

      Our answer is that yes and no. UTF-7 can be considered an unicode
encoding form, or not. It is an unicode encoding form to the extent that it
encodes a sequence of unicode characters. However, it does not map a
character to an identifiable sequence of bytes, and has a number of other
rather undesirable properties. It was designed for use in very special cases
such as Email, but has widely been replaced by UTF-8, and is no longer
recommended for use, to the extent that we decided that the most adequate
way to handle it in the Character Model was to completely ignore it.

[1] The version of CharMod you commented on: 
[2] Latest editor's version (still being edited): 
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