Unicode conformance, short version

Tim Bray tbray at textuality.com
Thu Mar 4 23:16:40 GMT 1999

At 05:59 PM 3/4/99 -0500, John Cowan wrote:

>4) Loose surrogates don't mean jack.

There's reason to believe they mean severe breakage upstream, and in
mission-critical apps are probably grounds to halt and catch fire.
Anyhow, if you're reading a character stream and one of 'em has a
value between (decimal) 55296 and 57343 inclusive, it ain't XML
any longer. (And I believe all the serious XML processors actually
enforce this particular rule). -Tim

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