Re: Question about \uxxxx etc. for 21-bit code points - need advice

From: Misha Wolf (
Date: Wed May 24 2000 - 13:46:01 EDT

Markus wrote:

> The HTML and XML and related languages already have a mechanism
> for referencing any Unicode code point, although only the XML
> specification actually explicitly talks about the range reaching
> up to 0x10ffff. The older HTML specification only refers to "ISO
> 10646 character numbers", but by referring to the ISO UCS, I
> assume that they actually allow code points up to 0x7fffffff.

HTML has supported the first 17 planes of the UCS since HTML 4.0 [1],
issued as a W3C Recommendation on 18 December 1997. That version of
HTML also added the hexadecimal form of numeric character references.



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