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Re: Posted draft of URI comparison finding

From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2002 09:51:03 -0800
Message-ID: <3DEB9D87.3050906@textuality.com>
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>, www-tag@w3.org

Dan Connolly wrote:

> If you have two character sequences, I still think it
> it's proper to speak of comparing them
> character-for-character. It's reasonably clear
> that this gives the same result as mapping
> the character sequence to a codepoint sequence
> and then comparing codepoint-for-codepoint,
> but to speak of comparing character sequences
> codepoint-for-codepoint is a little sloppy, no?

I believe the opposite.  A "character" is a complex bundle of visual and 
linguistic semantics.  A codepoint is a number.  I know how to compare 
numbers. -Tim
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