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   RE: [xml-dev] Some comments on the 1.1 draft

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joshua Allen [mailto:joshuaa@microsoft.com]
> Sent: Monday, December 17, 2001 8:21 PM
> To: michael.h.kay@ntlworld.com; Richard Tobin; xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Some comments on the 1.1 draft
> > and hopefully, as characters in our email
> I don't think technology will block that so much as the 
> curmudgeonly people who flame anyone who dares send e-mail in 
> such new-fangled encodings as HTML.  If we have had HTML for ten 
> years and people still get scorched for sending it in e-mail, I 
> don't have very high hopes for any further evolution in e-mail 
> encoding capabilities.  Even in 2007, when the majority of the 
> Internet communicates in Chinese utf-16, I bet Western Europe 
> will still be arguing about whether or not e-mail should allow XML.


I guess people would be less negative about HTML in emails if there weren't all these email programs with security holes regarding execution of embedded client-side scripts.



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