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Re: [xml-dev] RE: Encoding charset of HTTP Basic Authentication

On 02/02/12 09:18, Michael Kay wrote:
>> A lot of this stuff was still relatively new, and only a few people
>> were thinking of non-European or non-Latin-alphabet languages.
> I don't think that's true. Vast numbers of people were thinking about
> them, but they weren't in California, and no-one in California took any
> notice.

You're right -- I phrased that badly. Only a few people _who were 
directly involved at the time_.

I can only speak to the areas I was involved in (HTML and XML) but the 
i18n push certainly appeared to be coming from a minority. I am told it 
was similar in other fields.

> Before the internet, the level of ignorance in the US about
> anything happening outside the US was staggering.

Still is, in places. As is the level of ignorance our side of the pond 
about things like the upcoming US presidential election :-)


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