From: Doug Ewell (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Dec 11 2004 - 15:07:17 CST
RE: Roundtripping in Unicode
Lars Kristan wrote:
>>> All assigned codepoints do roundtrip even in my concept.
>>> But unassigned codepoints are not valid data.
>> Please make up your mind: either they are valid and programs are
>> required to accept them, or they are invalid and programs are
>> required to reject them.
> I don't know what they should be called. The fact is there shouldn't
> be any. And that current software should treat them as valid. So, they
> are not valid but cannot (and must not) be validated. As stupid as it
> sounds. I am sure one of the standardizers will find a Unicodally
> correct way of putting it.
I can't even understand that paragraph, let alone paraphrase it.
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