Re: Feeler for SML (Simple Markup Language)
"Don Park" <donpark@d...> writes: > Right. This means that SML is not a good choice for 'documents' nor > encoding data with lots of foreign characters. Like, say, a database with the names of subscribers to a Chinese e-mag, or a collection of information about Arabic movies. Right now, it happens that a few large English-speaking former British colonies (U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand) and Western Europe make up a majority of the computer-using world, but since we make up a small minority of the world in general, I expect that things will change rapidly -- data from Turkey or Saudi Arabia or Japan or Korea can have exactly the same problem as a document. Actually, in the end I found that supporting UTF-16/UCS-2 as well as UTF-8 wasn't that hard in AElfred (again, just a few lines of code, and I didn't use the Java 1.1 library stuff). The hard part about Unicode is that there's such a wide range of characters allowed and not allowed in each context, and XML 1.0 *requires* parsers to report all of those errors. That's a problem with UTF-8 as well as UTF-16. All the best, David -- David Megginson david@m... http://www.megginson.com/ xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To unsubscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; unsubscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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