Re: XML 1.1 grinds to halt?
From: "Mike Champion" <mc@x...> > http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2003Apr/0123.html > > I'm having a bit of trouble deconstructing this ... anyone want to explain > the nuances? I have mixed feelings about XML 1.1, but having XML wait on > the TAG which is waiting on the IETF ... which is waiting on ???? ... > reminds me of a few doomed projects I've seen in my time! Layers = bureaucracy? Time is on XML 1.1's side: even Java is only just reaching Unicode 3.2 just as Unicode 4 is released. So we shouldn't impose a great urgency, or take instant success as a measure. IETF has had a problem coming to grips with non-ASCII characters in protocols. Internationalized domain names are at least five years too late. Ultimately, IETF has to go UTF-8 throughout IMHO. I don't know why they just don't adopt XML Schemas/XPointer/Charmod anyURI to break the impasse for now, but with a warning that comparisons may cause trouble, and a statement that when IRIs have their RFC, that RFC will supercede anyURI. Cheers Rick Jelliffe
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