Re: ISO/IEC 10646 as Document Character Set

Gavin Nicol (
Mon, 1 May 95 01:16:19 EDT

>1. changing the doc charset to 10646 doesn't have any implications on
>currently deployed browsers, etc.; that is, it doesn't invalidate any
>current practice (other than the current hodge-podge of usage re: numeric
>char refs -- which is broken in any case).

Well, as the mapping from document character set to system character
set is not specified in SGML, and hence, is system dependent, I think
most current practices, even numeric character references, are legal
with a document character set of ISO 10646.

That doesn't mean the behaviour is *desirable* however.