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

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At 11:33 AM 20/12/01 -0500, Gavin Thomas Nicol wrote:
> I should 
>note that in the WG were a number of experts in the field (in fact, a 
>significant portion of the XML WG were I18N/Unicode experts of one form or 
>another... certainly many were much more versed in I18N/Unicode than is 

Lots of us were pretty ignorant when we got started on XML.  We
took the motherhood decision to "base it on Unicode" without
really understanding what that meant, and got a very stiff and
rapid education at the merciless hands of the real Unicode wonks
who simply wouldn't let us go too far off the rails.  

However, the group did include a people like me who'd
delved heavily into non-Latin text processing in the bad old
pre-Unicode style and thus were well-placed to understand why
this was important. -Tim


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