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

Gavin Nicol (
Thu, 11 May 95 11:47:29 EDT

>So, how about defining the "document character set" to be the union
>of the "charset" and 10646? Numeric character references could use
>10646 codepoints for 10646 characters, and the characters not in 10646
>could have other numbers (the actual numbers would be outside the
>scope of the HTML spec). Use of non-10646 numeric char refs could be
>discouraged or even prohibited, if the WG feels this is necessary.

Back to square one. Sigh.

>Hmmm... perhaps that extension mechanism would be called "charset"?

I would hope not.

>>I also wonder a little that more hasn't been said sooner: we
>>got to the present proposal out of repeated discussions over
>>several months.
>Well, I can't speak for others, but I myself only switched to a job
>involving HTML at the end of March.

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