RE: size?

Subject: RE: size?
From: Kay Michael <Michael.Kay@xxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 13 May 1999 10:01:37 +0100
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Muench [mailto:SMUENCH@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> It turns 
> out that the notion of the "length" of a string is 
> naturally and conveniently defined if you restrict 
> yourself to single-byte character sets, but for multibyte 
> character sets the notion of "length" is less well-defined. 

The number of characters in a string is perfectly well-defined in XML. It
might not be exactly the definition that an expert in Ethiopian or
Glagolitic might like, but it would be good enough for the rest of us.

Mike Kay

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