From: John Cowan (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Oct 08 2003 - 06:08:53 CST
> (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
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.
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