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   Re: [xml-dev] UTF-8+names

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At 12:58 PM 10/19/2003 -0700, Tim Bray wrote:
>There are substantial communities - remarkably unrepresented here on 
>xml-dev - who have been complaining vociferously because neither W3C XML 
>Schemas nor RelaxNG shows any sign of addressing the entity problem, and 
>they claim they really need them, mostly for this problem of naming 
>characters.  If nothing else, +names is a thought experiment which should 
>clarify these peoples' issues.  So far we've heard a few voices saying 
>"this might be useful" and a few saying "This is an abomination". So far 
>we haven't really heard very much from the constituencies whose issues 
>this is designed to address.

I'm not sure why you're writing off xml-dev's value so quickly.  A lot of 
people here, myself included, deal with these issues every time we work 
with XML.

So whose input do you actually value?

>If this silence continues, the conclusion will be obvious.

And what conclusion would that be?  Lack of interest?


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