Last call for consensus on format-control char. issues

Erik Arvidsson erik.arvidsson at
Wed Jun 17 19:09:17 PDT 2009

On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 13:32, John Cowan <cowan at> wrote:

> Allen Wirfs-Brock scripsit:
> > David-Sarah, in his proposal also removed <ZWSP> from Whitespace where
> > it occurs in the current draft.  It is still there in my "simple"
> > proposal. Does anybody else going to argue that <ZWSP> should or should
> > not be treated as whitespace?
> It is a format character, and should not be whitespace, for the same reason
> as BOM: it does not render using white space.

Like Doug said. Not treating BOM as whitespace causes real world
compatibility issues.

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