Re: Non-ascii string processing?

From: John Cowan (
Date: Wed Oct 08 2003 - 06:08:53 CST scripsit:

> (The XML1.1 spec removes a few of those characters, I would have
> removed more, but that's another issue).

You have no idea what fearful drubbings I had to administer to get
even the few removed that I did.

> [D]oes ISO 10646 allow those characters even though Unicode has them
> undefined?

No, it doesn't. There was a strong feeling in the W3C Core WG that
it be possible to handle the Astral Planes uniformly; every character
off the BMP, therefore, is a valid Char as well as a valid NameStartChar.

"There is no real going back.  Though I         John Cowan
may come to the Shire, it will not seem
the same; for I shall not be the same.
I am wounded with knife, sting, and tooth,
and a long burden.  Where shall I find rest?"           --Frodo

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