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as i hoped to have made clear in my later message, this reader understands the
position which these tentative specifications might be understood to be
placing a parser in to be untenable.
Michael Kay wrote:
> > this i18n novice was perplexed upon first reading of
> > wd-xml11/charmod and remains perplexed upon rereading
> > cr-xml11/charmod.
> > it would be clear how to proceed if xml-11 does not mention charmod.
> > it would be clear how to proceed if xml-11 incorporates
> > charmod and requires processors to normalize - thereby
> > entailing normalization-checking.
> On the contrary, charmod, as I read it, expressly says that users are
> required to ensure that all strings are normalized, and expressly
> prohibits anyone from providing text processing software to help users
> perform this task.
> So it doesn't surprise me in the slightest that no-one wants to touch
> this with a bargepole.