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Presumption of XML's Stability (was RE: XML Blueberry (non-ASCII namecharacters in Japan))


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Elliotte Rusty Harold [
> Sent: Monday, July 09, 2001 10:57 AM
> To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: Re: XML Blueberry (non-ASCII name characters in Japan)
> I think this is an incorrect presumption and is corrupting
> the discussion. The presumption must be that XML should not
> change.

Hmm.  If that is true, one wonders why the drafters of the XML spec saw fit to
put a version number in the header; version number 1.0 presumes that
there will be a 1.1 or a 2.0 someday.

> XML was specifically designed to be stable on the
> order of thousands of years.

I would be very interested to hear the views of the members of the original XML WG as to the truth of this assertion.