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   Re: [xml-dev] Suggestion for an alternative XML 1.1

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Rick Jelliffe scripsit:

> I don't think anyone is disputing much that it would be a good idea to
> map NEL to U+000A on import.

That was my original position: map NEL away, but don't change the
definition of the S (whitespace) production.  Richard Tobin convinced
me that that position was inconsistent: embarrassingly, I can't
remember quite why.


> Actually, I would also wonder why "inequality" is used anyway:
> I am not sure that "companies who use mainframes" are universally
> recognized as being disadvantaged by life or birth to such an extent that 
> it creates any particular moral imperitive in people of good will to 
> help them where it is in our power.

It is a matter of justice, not of "help", the same way that it is a
matter of justice to allow XML documents written in Dhivehi or
Amharic, given that we already allow Greek and Hebrew.

John Cowan           http://www.ccil.org/~cowan              cowan@ccil.org
Please leave your values        |       Check your assumptions.  In fact,
   at the front desk.           |          check your assumptions at the door.
     --sign in Paris hotel      |            --Miles Vorkosigan


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