Re: Ten Years Later - XML 1.0 Fifth Edition?
Elliotte Harold wrote: > Jonathan Robie wrote: >> >> Why do all this work? A character is a character is a character, >> except for certain well known ranges. The more we try to interpret >> the more obscure characters, the more trouble we get into. >> > > > Because XML is supposed to be human readable and interoperable. Who gets to define the human? > This means: > > 1. Undefined, unprintable characters are very bad. > 2. Characters that someone doesn't have a font for are bad. Agreed, but well-defined Unicode characters for which *someone* has a font are very good for the people who use that data, even if *you* don't have a font for it. > 3. Unrecognized characters from languages the audience doesn't speak > are bad. I'm guessing you didn't mean that to say what I just understood it to say. Surely you don't object to me putting Greek in a file even if you personally can't read it. Jonathan
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