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   Re: [xml-dev] UTF-8+names

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Dare Obasanjo wrote:

>>I'm not sure I agree.  In UTF-8+names,  could show up either 
>>as itself as ü - if you had the gear that could handle 
>>it as itself just put it in that way and you're fine. 
> Why would it show up as "ü"? I agree with Alessandro and James here, it doesn't seem that your proposal does what you think it does. 

I missed an "or" in there.  In +names,  has two possible encodings: the 
standard UTF-8 version (C3 BC if my mental UTF-8 bitshifter is right), 
and as the sequence ü.  Authors and software could choose to use 

> Entities have nothing to do with schemas. It's bad enough

I agree.  This hasn't stopped people saying that they want entities but 
not DTDs.

>>The +names proposal is the only thing I could think of that had 
>>the remotest hope of giving them what they want and actually 
>>getting implemented.  
> Getting implemented by whom? 

People who write XML infrastructure.

Cheers, Tim Bray (http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/)


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