Date: Fri, 1 Sep 1995 11:43:09 -0400 From: Gavin Nicol <firstname.lastname@example.org> Message-Id: <199509011543.LAA23048@ebt-inc.ebt.com> To: email@example.com Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com In-Reply-To: <199509010610.PAA23029@necom830.cc.titech.ac.jp> (message from Masataka Ohta on Fri, 1 Sep 95 15:10:29 JST) Subject: Re: Globalizing URIs >The problem is in people who can't recognize fancy characters, not >in machines. Partly true, and people make decisions by what they know. >> At that point in time, this statement will be false. > >Which statement? Your statement "Anything with local option can't interoperate globally." >> Of course, there is a high probability that the WWW will be obsolete >> by the time multilingual systems become very widespread ;-) > >Hyper text has nothing to do with globalization. We need multilingual >system at the plain text level. Define plain text, and then define it's usefulness, and I might agree. All meaningful text has markup of sorts. Anyway, I meant that the WWW is broken, and will probably be replaced within 10 years, which is how long I think it might take for truly multilingual systems to become very common.