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   Re: [xml-dev] Processing XML 1.1 documents with XML Schema 1.0 processor

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Robin Berjon wrote:

> Of all people *we* should know that the encoding of text on a global 
> scale is not a static science, it evolves and needs to evolve as Unicode 
> improves. Yes this implies a phase during which XML processors may lose 
> some interoperability, but whoever puts XML interoperability above human 
> language operability needs to have their priorities seriously revised. 
> Yes this may break software that is making stupid assumptions about the 
> content of certain tokens, but such software was written based on a 
> misunderstanding of text and deserves to break (and then to be shot in 
> the kneecaps, tied to a horse and dragged all around town, dipped in 
> boiling lead, dismembered piece by piece with a rusty spoon, and finally 
> dumped in a ditch to agonize).

That's a pretty harsh punishment for actually implementing the specs as 

Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo@metalab.unc.edu
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