Mix encodings in a document?

John Cowan cowan at locke.ccil.org
Wed Sep 23 22:20:30 BST 1998

Deke Smith wrote:

> And what is the implications of this (if any) for XML rendering? I'm not
> sure of what you mean by "surrogates are correctly processed."

Essentially it means that the two 16-bit values that form a
surrogate-pair (representing a Unicode character on the Astral
Plane) is always treated as a single character.

In XML, surrogate-pairs can appear only in attribute values, #PCDATA
content, PIs, and comments; they are not allowed in element GIs,
attribute names, or the like.

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