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RE: Non-XML binary formats.

From: Bob Wyman <bob@wyman.us>
Date: Sun, 5 Dec 2004 22:52:52 -0500
Message-Id: <200412060352.CBL06756@ms8.netsolmail.com>
To: "'John Cowan'" <jcowan@reutershealth.com>, "'David Ryan'" <david@einet.com.au>
Cc: "'Robin Berjon'" <robin.berjon@expway.fr>, <public-xml-binary@w3.org>

John Cowan wrote:
>>David Ryan scripsit:
>>Tieing two large committees together would just add more warts 
>> and humps to the committee designed standard.
>The Unicode Technical Committee and ISO/IEC JTC1/SC2/WG2, which are
>jointly responsible for the Unicode Standard and ISO 10646, have not
>found it so.  It would have been far worse to have two different
>universal character sets.
	Unicode is not, of course, the only example of cooperation between
standards bodies... All the ASN.1 standards are jointly issued by ITU and
ISO/IEC. It doesn't make sense to have competing standards in such an
important area. Over the years, the minimal increase in overhead caused by
having the two groups work in concert has been well worth the resulting
improvements in interoperability.

		bob wyman
Received on Monday, 6 December 2004 03:53:08 UTC

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