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RE: Blueberry/Unicode/XML

>From: Elliotte Rusty Harold [mailto:elharo@metalab.unc.edu]
>There's a lot of nasty stuff hiding in the bowels of Unicode 
>that will cause problems if it isn't specifically considered 
>and rejected. For example, would really want to allow an em 
>space as an element name? How about the zero-width non-joiner? 
>or the right-to-left mark? There are good reasons to limit XML 
>names to Unicode name characters.

  Pseudo-whitespace characters are a potential problem, but the bidi
characters are probably pretty important to the people who write in
RTL or mixed RTL/LTR scripts.

  I think common sense and actual practice will quickly show that
people Do The Right Thing, even if it's not enforced by software.

-- <a href="http://kuoi.asui.uidaho.edu/~kamikaze/"> Mark Hughes </a>