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11/1/2002 10:01:59 AM, John Cowan <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>Not so. Until a week ago, the burden of persuasion was on the Core WG
>to come up with a mechanism for character entities or show that none was
>needed. We have done the latter. The next move belongs to y'all.
Or on the legions of people we don't know who will simply vote with
their feet ....
I honestly think this is a bit of a cop-out. Someone needs to be
thinking of the end-users, and listening to the hard truths that
Ann Navarro in particular (or at least her posts stick in my mind)
have been making in this thread. I detected a "not my problem"
attitude ... or a "we make the rules, it's not OUR fault if people
don't play by them and get themselves in a muddle" tone in some of the
other posts. I don't think that's healthy. Nor is the "there will
always be tools to handle the ugly details" answer very compelling,
Somebody has to be thinking proactively about whether XML/XHTML is
solving real problems and what has to be done to continuously improve
it. Maybe that's not the Core WG ...but if not, who?