From: William Overington (WOverington@ngo.globalnet.co.uk)
Date: Thu Sep 26 2002 - 04:42:16 EDT
Peter Constable commented as follows.
>On 09/25/2002 05:55:02 AM "William Overington" wrote:
>>For example, I am looking at using the following sequence so as to produce
>>special purpose key within documents.
>>U+2604 U+0302 U+20E3
>>Hopefully that sequence will be so unlikely to occur other than in my
>>specialised application that the sequence can be used uniquely for that
>Sorry to be blunt, but that's silly. If you need a special-purpose
>"character" (a code-sequence, to be more precise) for use within your
>specialised application, use one of FDD0..FDEF, FFFE, FFFF, 1FFFE, 1FFFF,
>2FFFE... 10FFFE, 10FFFF. They are non-characters available for exactly
Documents with the code sequence are intended to be sent over the internet
as email, used as web pages and broadcast in multimedia broadcasts over a
direct broadcast satellite system, so the codes which you suggest would be
>If you need real character sequences for markup, there's this thing called
>XML. Perhaps you've heard of it. It's worth taking a look at; I think it
>really might catch on some day.
I have heard of XML, though I know little about it.
I have read some introductory documents about XML.
XML does not suit my specific need as far as I can tell.
26 September 2002
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