Submission request to W3C (W3C Team Comment)
W3C member, International Business Machines Corporation, hereby submits to the Consortium the following specification, comprising the following document attached hereto:
We request the submission be known as the "Newline" submission.
The omission of [NEL], the newline character defined in Unicode 3.0, from the End-of-Line Handling section in the XML 1.0 specification causes significant difficulty when processing XML documents and DTDs in IBM mainframe systems. Problem areas include:
XML documents that contain [NEL] characters are declared invalid or not well-formed by XML 1.0 compliant parsers.
We urge the W3C to include [NEL] as a legal line ending in XML, and hence as a legal white space character, in accordance with Unicode 3.0.
The following are registered marks referred to in this request or the submission: IBM is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation. All other product names are trademarks, registered trademarks, or service marks of their respective owners.
The submission may be distributed within the membership of the W3C free of any fee.
The submission may be distributed publicly free of any fee under the redistribution terms expressed in the W3C copyright statement.
We urge the W3C to include [NEL] as a legal line ending in XML, and hence as a legal white space character, in accordance with Unicode 3.0. XML processors should treat [NEL] precisely as they treat [LF]. The two-character sequence [CR][NEL] in combination, and any [NEL] alone, i.e., not preceded by [CR], should be normalized into a single [LF].
To help with this work, we expect to provide the following:
Should any changes be required to the document, we would expect future versions to be produced by W3C process.
Inquiries from the public or press about this submission should be directed to:
on this 11th day of January 2001 by David Fallside, IBM, email@example.com