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

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james anderson scripsit:

> it would be clear how to proceed if xml-11 incorporates charmod and requires
> processors to normalize - thereby entailing normalization-checking.
> to specify that the processor must, at option, check normalization, but must
> not transform to normal form, while the referenced specification requires that
> all "producers of strings" ensure (not just check) that they are normalized,
> led this implementer to put the proposals back, to wait for later versions.

XML parsers are considered consumers, not producers.  Therefore,
they should normalization-check in accordance with CharMod.  For practical
reasons it was decided not to make normalization-checking required.

As for waiting, it's now or never as far as XML 1.1 is concerned.

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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