Normalisation in XML, HTML etc

From: Peter Kirk (
Date: Wed Oct 15 2003 - 04:57:19 CST

I have heard it mentioned in general terms that W3C has specified that
text should be normalised according to NFC. What actually is the scope
of this specification? Does it apply to all XML, HTML etc? Is it
mandatory or just a recommendation?

I would also like to know if this is actually applied or enforced by
products such as OpenOffice and Microsoft Office 2003 which use XML as
one of their native document formats. Will text saved in these formats
be normalised to NFC? Should it be?

Peter Kirk (personal) (work)

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