From: Jon Hanna (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Aug 12 2003 - 07:17:35 EDT
> Thanks for the clarification. I probably misunderstood Jon's intention.
> But is there a problem if, for example, an application sees the string
> <space, space, combining mark> and regularises it (wrongly!) to <space,
> combining mark>?
Yes, I was not saying that it wouldn't be sensible to begin a line of text
with a spacing diacritic (whether precomposed or created using space or
NBSP). I was saying that it wouldn't be sensible to begin a line with a
combining diacritic, since that combining diacritic would be combining with
a newline character which it's difficult to think of any possible sensible
meaning for. Attribute normalisation would change the sequence U+000A,
<combining> to U+0020, <combining> which would arguably change the meaning,
but changing the meaning of a meaningless construct isn't a problem to my
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