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   RE: [xml-dev] Alternative "character entity" proposal

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alessandro Triglia [mailto:sandro@mclink.it] 
> Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2003 9:05 AM
> To: 'Richard Tobin'; xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Alternative "character entity" proposal

> I see some merit in this proposal and in others.  However, I 
> am still unconvinced that XML 1.0 is broken in this area.  I 
> still believe the entire issue should be addressed at the 
> software level:
> 1) smarter editors/viewers could use smarter input methods 
> and visualization methods

<snip /> 

> And, once I use a smarter editor, the problems disappear.

I agree completely. If Notepad.exe that comes free on every Windows box
can edit "funny" characters directly I see no reason why people can't
simply use an editor that doesn't suck instead of pushing complexity and
additional burdens on the rest of the XML world. 

In a fight between you and the world-bet on the world.

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