Character Model for the World Wide Web

Type of document:
W3C Recommendation
Organization:
W3C, Internationalizationi Working Group
Year:
2005
Description:
"Character Model for the World Wide Web 1.0: Fundamentals" is an architectural specification that provides authors of specifications, software developers, and content developers with a common reference for interoperable text manipulation on the World Wide Web, building on the Universal Character Set. Topics addressed include use of the terms 'character', 'encoding' and 'string', a reference processing model, choice and identification of character encodings, character escaping, and string indexing. The goal of the Character Model for the World Wide Web is to facilitate use of the Web by all people, regardless of their language, script, writing system, and cultural conventions, in accordance with the W3C goal of universal access. One basic prerequisite to achieve this goal is to be able to transmit and process the characters used around the world.
Workflow stage:
1.3, 1.4
Business value:
The character model described in this specification provides authors of specifications, software developers, and content developers with a common reference for consistent, interoperable text manipulation on the World Wide Web. Working together, these three groups can build a more international Web.
Web site:
http://www.w3.org/TR/charmod/

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