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   Re: [xml-dev] UTF-8+names

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Mike Champion scripsit:

> Sure! The question is how to do something to make our
> lives less unpleasant while The System plots forward. 
> Be patient, vote with our feet against crappy software
> that can't handle Unicode decently, or try to hack up
> something in the interim?  The whole point of Unicode
> encodings is to map conveniently enterable text onto
> codepoints, and whatever the technical virtues or
> flaws of Tim's strawman proposal, this seems like the
> right layer to address it.

Character naming isn't just a hack for 8-bit users; it's
just as practical for someone using Unicode directly.
The human issue of referencing characters over a huge
codespace is just as great whatever the underlying encoding.

John Cowan  jcowan@reutershealth.com  www.reutershealth.com  www.ccil.org/~cowan
[R]eversing the apostolic precept to be all things to all men, I usually [before
Darwin] defended the tenability of the received doctrines, when I had to do
with the [evolution]ists; and stood up for the possibility of [evolution] among
the orthodox--thereby, no doubt, increasing an already current, but quite
undeserved, reputation for needless combativeness.  --T. H. Huxley


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