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

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Liam Quin scripsit:

> On the other hand, there's work we can do precisely *because* we
> are not public, so it cuts both ways.  Experience with HTML at
> IETF indicated that it can be hard to get participation from
> key players if things are too open :-( :-(

*sigh*  What that experience illustrated, IMHO, is that trying to
standardize a hot potato as it jumps from hand to hand is an exercise
in futility right up there with trying to keep the fizz in the opened
bottle by shoving the cork back in.  I hope someday the W3C will get
over that trauma.

"There is no real going back.  Though I         John Cowan
may come to the Shire, it will not seem         jcowan@reutershealth.com
the same; for I shall not be the same.          http://www.reutershealth.com
I am wounded with knife, sting, and tooth,      http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
and a long burden.  Where shall I find rest?"           --Frodo


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