Re: HTML5 and Unicode Normalization Form C

John Cowan, Sun, 29 May 2011 16:05:09 -0400:
> Koji Ishii scripsit:
>> However, I'm against applying NFC to displayable contents. If you
>> read XML 1.0 5th Edition carefully, it suggests using NFC only for
>> XML Names[1].
> Actually, it suggests not using compatibility characters.  It's neutral
> about precomposed (NFC) vs. decomposed (NFD).

Well, it doesn't sound neutral when XML 1.0 says: 

3.	Characters in names should be expressed using Normalization Form C 
as defined in [UnicodeNormal].

The [UnicodeNormal] reference leads to 'Unicode normalization forms' 
[1].  However it appears a bit circular when it claims that "other W3C 
Specifications (such as XML 1.0 5th Edition) recommend using 
Normalization Form C for all content".  (XML 1.0 points to the report 
and the report points to XML 1.0.) And it doesn't seem that XML 1.0 
specifically recommends NFC "for all content".

Leif Halvard Silli

Received on Sunday, 29 May 2011 20:19:27 UTC