Re: Ten Years Later - XML 1.0 Fifth Edition?
Michael Kay wrote: >> Growing but not infinite. There's a hard limit of a few more >> than a million spaces for characters in Unicode. > > There was a hard limit of 127 characters in ASCII. That didn't stop anyone. > They might have to rename it Multicode, but it will still happen. > 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. I strongly suspect that by the time the Unicode million-character limit becomes a real issue (if it ever does) XML will be a quaint legacy technology at best. I would not be at all surprised if by that point in history, markup as such has been thoroughly replaced by natural language, and I would be no more surprised if we're not using Turing machines at all. -- Elliotte
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