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Re: XML Blueberry (non-ASCII name characters in Japan)
- From: Tom Bradford <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: Elliotte Rusty Harold <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 09 Jul 2001 15:03:47 -0700
Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:
> But before you can make any of these arguments, you've got to show some benefit to what you're proposing, and so far you haven't done that! You've yet to produce a single person from the affected Ethiopic, Burmese, Khmer, etc. communities saying they either want or need this.
I love American arrogance. In the same way XML seemed to catch on much
quicker in Europe than it did in the US, it will take time for it to
effectively penetrate the rest of the globe. Just because it hasn't
been problematic yet, that doesn't mean it won't be in the future. The
fact that it's even been brought up, and is being argued so thoroughly
absolutely means that it will be a problem. You made a statement
something to the effect the Text is the Unicode domain, and Markup is
the W3C domain. Well, Markup (in this case XML) *is* text, so it's the
W3C's problem, too.
That's almost like me saying the memory leak in the ORB that I use has
nothing to do with me. Well, when it causes my server to run out of
memory after an hour of use, it definitely has something to do with me.
The real question should be "when are you going to deal with it?" Now,
or in an hour when the server crashes? And then an hour after that.