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Karl Waclawek scripsit:

> If Unicode allows strings to have different spellings, than this is a generic
> problem for all applications processing Unicode strings. So why add the extra
> complexity to an XML processor to check for normalization, so that an application
> that would normally treat Unicode strings in a standard way suddenly can do it
> differently, because the XML processor already takes care of part of it?

It isn't really enough to take an XML document and just check normalization
as if it were a plain-text Unicode document.  The various strings in
XML documents -- names, runs of character content, attribute values, etc.
need each to be checked separately.

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