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Re: Blueberry is not "closed" (was: Closing Blueberry)

At 6:08 PM -0400 7/20/01, John Cowan wrote:
>Elliotte Rusty Harold scripsit:
>> No, I think that 90%+ of people are never going to need to use
>> Blueberry at all. I think that of the remainder, most of those who
>> are using Blueberry will know they are because all their markup will
>> be written in Khmer or Amharic or Mongolian and so forth. I think it
>> will be a very rare case, mostly limited to some Japanese and Chinese
>> documents (and far from the majority of those), where there may or may
>> not be Blueberry characters.
>Well, which is it?  In World 1, only the people who want to use
>Blueberry-specific name characters use Blueberry.  In World 2, everybody
>jumps on the Blueberry bandwagon even when they only use ASCII, and
>interoperability is damaged.  You seem to switch between these two
>worlds unpredictably.

I believe it's World 2 (well, not everybody, but enough people to cause lots of aggravation and unnecessary hassle) unless we design the spec and the software so that only people who need to use Blueberry do use Blueberry. Then it's World 1. I'm proposing a method to move us from World 2 to World 1. 

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