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   Re: Character references

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  • From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
  • To: "Michael Kay" <M.H.Kay@eng.icl.co.uk>, <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Dec 1997 07:05:34 -0800

At 02:12 PM 16/12/97 -0000, Michael Kay wrote:
>At present MSXML seems to permit "&#x00aa;" but to
>reject "&#xaa;" (not to mention "&#x0aa;" and 
>I can't see any justification for this in the spec - what is
>the authors' intention?

I think the spec is clear, and no authors-intention clarifications are
relevant.  To quote:

 If the character reference  begins with "&#x", the digits and letters 
 up to the terminating ";" provide a hexadecimal representation of the
 character's value in ISO/IEC 10646

No reasonable interpretation of this could rule out any of &#x0aa; or
&#x0AA; or &#xaa; - I'm sure msxml will get around to fixing this. -Tim

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