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   Re: [xml-dev] Unicode normalization in XML 1.1

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Michael Kay scripsit:

> While this policy makes sense, its translation into rules for software
> components is unfortunately full of absurdities. The fact that the
> character model [1] bans text processing software from doing
> normalization [2] means that senders are going to have a tough job
> meeting the requirement to normalize the text, because they won't be
> able to find any text processing software that does the job for them.

But you failed to read the definition of "text-processing component", viz.
"A text-processing component is a component that recognizes data as text."
"Processing" is here used in the narrow XML 1.0 sense of "parsing", and is
not extended to output routines.

John Cowan          http://www.ccil.org/~cowan        jcowan@reutershealth.com
To say that Bilbo's breath was taken away is no description at all.  There are
no words left to express his staggerment, since Men changed the language that
they learned of elves in the days when all the world was wonderful. --The Hobbit


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