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Re: non-support of using surrogate pairs in CSS escapes [I18N-ACTION-90] [I18N-ISSUE-147]

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2012 06:20:53 +0100
To: "Phillips, Addison" <addison@lab126.com>
Cc: <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <7rihi7h0b9ahke1l1kjhe89ukqbhu0ovcl@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>
* Phillips, Addison wrote:
>The Internationalization Core WG strongly opposes making such a change
>to the CSS spec. The Character Model [3] in requirement C045 requires
>that escape sequences be related to Unicode code point values, not to
>the code unit values used in some specific Unicode encoding (such as
>UTF-16). It is a barrier to content authors to have to convert escapes
>into UTF-16 surrogate pair sequences: it obfuscates the stylesheet,
>introduces additional processing complexity, and adds no value to
>support this syntax. Instead, user-agents should be encouraged to better
>meet the specification.

(I mostly agree with this.)
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