New full Unicode for ES6 idea

Brendan Eich brendan at
Sun Feb 19 18:58:28 PST 2012

Cameron McCormack wrote:
> Brendan Eich:
> > To hope to make this sideshow beneficial to all the cc: list, what do
> > DOM specs use to talk about uint16 units vs. code points?
> I say "code unit" as a shorter way of saying "16 bit unsigned integer 
> code unit"
> (which DOM4 also links to) and then just "code point" to refer to 21 
> bit numbers that might correspond to a Unicode character, which you 
> can see used in

Well then, you are one up on ECMA-262, and from Mark Davis's message 
using canonical Unicode terms. We shall strive to align terms.

Here's another q for the DOM folks and others using WebIDL: is extending 
the DOM and other specs to respect the BRS and support full Unicode 
conceivable from where you sit? Desirable? Thanks.


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