Re: Handling unknown ISO/IEC 10646 numeric char refs

Gavin Nicol (
Mon, 8 May 95 02:36:08 EDT

>> ISO 10646 support is primarily an abstract idea. If the application
>> see 〹 and simply uses the lower 8 bits as the code, this is
>> fine because we can say in the abstract that the system maps the
>Perhaps 'fine' in a legal sense but it has NO value to the poor end
>user. It is patently stupid UI design to map 〹 to abstract
>nothingness thereby neither satisfing the original author OR giving
>the viewing user any way to even distinguish between 〹 and

Sure, but that's a problem with the UI, not the concept of using a
document character set of ISO 10646. I am only saying the above to
allay fears that "we must all support all of ISO 10646".

I would personally prefer to have a browser that supports ISO 10646
all the way.