Iím glad to announce the publication of the following (sorry for the delay). Please note that this is not a standard (or recommendation, in W3C language), but just a private proposal. Comments are therefore all the more welcome.


Regards,†† Martin.




A Notation for Character Collections for the WWW


World Wide Web Consortium Note 05-November-1999


This version:†† http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/NOTE-charcol-19991105

Latest version: http://www.w3.org/TR/charcol

Author:†††††††† Martin J. Du"rst (W3C) <duerst@w3.org>





An XML syntax for describing collections of characters is proposed.† This will allow to reference character collections with URIs and thus to reference them from other protocols and formats. The main usage areas for character collections are schemas, forms, and stylesheets.† Several constructs, in particular kernels, hulls, and alternatives, are provided to allow incomplete specifications and to increase network efficiency.



Status of this document


This document is an initial proposal made available as a NOTE by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) for further discussion. This indicates no endorsement of its content by the W3C at this moment. Depending on the response from interested/affected W3C Working Groups and from the W3C Members at large, this NOTE will be assigned to a Working Group (potentially the Internationalization Working Group) for further work.

Please send comments on this document to www-international@w3.org for public discussion, to the mailing list of the W3C Internationalization Interest Group (members only) for W3C-internal discussion, and directly to the author at duerst@w3.org for editorial issues. Experience reports from experimental implementations are welcome, but the W3C will not allow early implementations to constrain its ability to make changes.

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#-#-#† Martin J. Du"rst, World Wide Web Consortium

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