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Re: [xml-dev] Ten Years Later - XML 1.0 Fifth Edition?

Robin Berjon wrote:

> And how do you get to pick those? There are a lot of people who speak, 
> say, Mandarin who might not have a computer right now but will in a 
> couple years' time. Do we ask them what they want or do we just go ahead 
> with the (for the most part, blatantly useless) set of é and 
> friends.

We start by asking what people really need rather than resorting to 
politically correct rhetoric that nobody pays attention to when it's 
time to crate documents.

Chinese speakers can type (or otherwise input) Chinese. Entity 
references are a hack to help a few users who have to type characters 
like © and é occasionally without having those symbols on their 
keyboards, nothing more. They would be a vastly inferior solution to 
what Chinese speakers already have available to them.

Elliotte Harold

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