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rick said:

>what if i proposed a "green" xml. transmitting bits requires energy. 
>large character sets mean that you have to transmit more bits and 
>thus use more energy and contribute to global warming. so in an 
>effort to improve the green credentials of xml we should really try 
>to get by on as few letters as possible. my suggestion would be a-z 
>(you probably noticed my lack of interest in capitalisation), 0-9, 
>some punctuation ., a few useful symbols <>&?[! and every culture 
>(including latin languages) can adapt.
>oh, yeah - better add all the symbols needed for smileys - have to 
>have priorities here.


And your point?

1. What you describe above, is what we have already done.

2. As for "green", we (English speaking countries) comprise 
approximately 3 percent of the worlds population while consuming the 
far more than our "fair" share of natural resources, and everything 
else for that matter -- much like what we've done in number 1. 
Something akin to fractals, large consumption pattern simply composed 
of smaller repeating habits.

3. As for transmitting bits, larger char-sets do not mean larger 
transmission. It only means that the scope of char-sets has been 
expanded -- we cannot go back. It cost as much to say 8-bits in Latin 
as it does to say 8-bits in Chinese.



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