Re: Syntax

Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> Wed, 10 January 2007 17:00 UTC

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Clive D.W. Feather schrieb:
> Frank Ellermann said:
>>> Allow UTF-8 in both quoted and unquoted identifiers.
>> This is horrible.  If folks want XML 1.1 they know where to find it.
>>
>> It's a specification language for state machines.
> 
> Only American state machines? Both English and French use non-ASCII
> characters.
> 
> I suggest, once again, that we need Area Director advice on this. Either we
> can get away with ASCII-only (as 4234 does) or we can't. In the latter
> case, we might as well do it properly.

A few thoughts:

(1) With my request for I18N I definitively didn't want to distract from 
the more important discussions. Apologies for that.

(2) It seems to me that some kind of escaping will be needed anyway. If 
it's there, it'll be trivial to define it so that any Unicode character 
can be represented.

(3) I definitely think that working UTF-8 support should be considered 
standard nowadays.

(4) The reason why the situation for RFC4234 is different IMHO is 
historic. If it would be defined from scratch today, I18N would have to 
be considered as well.

Best regards, Julian


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