Re: Revised language on: ISO/IEC 10646 -- another proposal

Gavin Nicol (
Fri, 12 May 95 17:57:47 EDT

>>On the other hand, it allows the construction of document character sets
>>that are supersets and extensions of ISO10646 by adding code position
>>beyond its range or using unused positions.
>Why is that useful for HTML? doesn't it get us back into the business
>of shipping around arbitrary SGML decls?

Not really, but I agree with the sentiment. It adds complications for
little benefit, especially in light of the number of IANA registered
charsets, which specify the legal values for the charset parameter.