Re: Revised language on: ISO/IEC 10646 as Document Character Set

Dan Connolly (
Sat, 6 May 95 21:40:31 EDT

Albert Lunde writes:
> This language seems formally correct but a bit stiff.

I call it "concise." :-}

> I take it that the purpose of this is to try and make the
> conditions of conformance upwards compatible, but it
> seems a bit tricky to understand the purpose of these
> conditions on first reading.
> If we are going for a statement of future direction I'd rather
> aim to say what we are going to do in plain language, even if
> it's not mathematically exact or totally binding.

Good point.

How's this:

Under the section:

The ISO Latin 1 Character Repertoire

There's a note:


|To support non-western writing systems, a larger character repertoire
|will be specified in a future version of HTML. The document character
|set will be ISO10646, or some subset that agrees with ISO10646; in
|particular, all numeric character references must use code positions
|assigned by ISO10646.