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RE: XML Blueberry (non-ASCII name characters in Japan)
- From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: Tom Bradford <email@example.com>,"Simon St.Laurent" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2001 08:21:44 -0500
I think the point is XML is NOT designed to
last a thousand years. That is SGML. If
it had been, the SGML Declaration would
not be frozen so YOU can throw ANY character
set at it.
Because it is frozen, you can't. Only the
W3C can. Because XML is a W3C product, not
an international standard, this argument
must be cast in terms of benefits to W3C
members, not international cultural groups.
Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h
From: Tom Bradford [mailto:email@example.com]
- If XML, as a specification, is meant to be able to stand on its own
for 1000 years (as has been said), it had DAMNED better be able to
handle any character set you throw at it, including those that have yet
to be defined. It's quite possible that at some point within the next
1000 years, as we progress toward a unified global society, that the
Romance languages will die a slow painful death. Who can say?