Re: XML Blueberry
<lauren>I coined it (as far as I know, nobody used it before me); it was meant </lauren> This may well be true, however I published it in a tutorial on XML in 1997. Whether I subconsciously 'cribbed' it from you, or whether it was a case of independent invention, I don't know. :>) Frank Boumphrey. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Lauren Wood" <lauren@s...> To: "David Brownell" <david-b@p...> Cc: <xml-dev@l...> Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2001 3:50 PM Subject: Re: XML Blueberry > David Brownell wrote > > > > >Whoever coined that "ASCII of the Web" meme either missed, > >or explicitly avoided, addressing the role of Unicode. I tend to > >think it was the latter option, considering all the exceptions XML > >made to the Unicode rules for character classes. As it stands, > >the XML 1.0 spec is effectively independent of changes from the > >Unicode consortium, but still leverages Unicode where it's most > >essential (representation of text, not markup). > > > I coined it (as far as I know, nobody used it before me); it was meant > to be a high-level description of the fact that XML can become pervasive > as a means of representing data, just as ASCII is, and that one day in > the future, most (all?) systems will be expected to understand XML. They > may need to translate XML into their own internal structures, just as > EBCDIC machines will translate ASCII into their own characters. The fact > that XML uses Unicode is important to that saying; the fact that XML > misses some of the characters is less important to the 50,000-foot view > when telling people why they should look into what XML can do for them. > > Lauren > > -- > ----------- > > Lauren Wood, Director of Product Technology, SoftQuad Software > Chair, XML 2001 - Call for presentations now open at www.xmlconference.org > > > > > ------------------------------------------------------------------ > The xml-dev list is sponsored by XML.org, an initiative of OASIS > <http://www.oasis-open.org> > > The list archives are at http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/ > > To unsubscribe from this elist send a message with the single word > "unsubscribe" in the body to: xml-dev-request@l...
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