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RE: XML Blueberry (non-ASCII name characters in Japan)

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

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Bradford [mailto:bradford@dbxmlgroup.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?