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

> Not in our lifetime or XML's, possibly not in humanity's. It 
> took humanity thousands of years to invent the ~100,000 
> characters in Unicode today. It will take at least thousands 
> more to invent the next 900,000.

Reminds me of the remark about 640Kb being enough for anybody.

Sometimes exponential curves do turn into S-curves that approach some limit
asymptotically. But I'll believe it when I see it.

Music notation is now in Unicode, but in very incomplete form. How many
characters would be added if one tried to do dance notation?

And I wonder how many corporate logos there are in everyday use, and when we
will see the first one added to Unicode?

Point is, there's no defensible definition of "character" that anyone can
use to stop continued growth.

Michael Kay

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