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Subject: Re: [dita] Spec references to the solidus character

Thinking about this more because I was trying to find the Unicode character
code for SOLIDUS and realized what I hadn't before, which is that Unicode
names the forward slash "SOLIDUS".

Whether that is absolutely correct or not, the DITA 1.2 spec is at least
consistent with the Unicode standard on this account. So I'm not sure this
is really an erratum.

Both the solidus and slash entries say:

"Both the ISO   and Unicode <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unicode>
 designate the solidus as FRACTION SLASH U+2044[1] and the slash as SOLIDUS

That is, our use of the term "solidus" to mean character \u0024 is
consistent with Unicode and that is the standard to which DITA is bound for
designation of characters by dint of being an XML application. 



On 10/27/10 12:53 PM, "Su-Laine Yeo" <su-laine.yeo@justsystems.com> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> In a few places, the DITA 1.2 spec refers to a "solidus" character. E.g.
> "For references to non-topic elements within topics and non-topicref
> elements within maps, the value of the @keyref attribute is a key name,
> a solidus ("/"), and the ID of the target element."
> I believe what is meant here is a "forward slash", not a solidus which
> is a different character and doesn't work in file paths.
> See:
> - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solidus_(punctuation)
> - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slash_(punctuation)
> Is this a big enough problem to require an erratum to the spec?
> Regards,
> Su-Laine
> Su-Laine Yeo
> Solutions Consultant
> JustSystems Canada, Inc.
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> syeo@justsystems.com
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