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Re: XML and HTML Interoperability

From: Gavin Nicol <gtn@ebt.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 1996 23:39:46 -0500
Message-Id: <199612120439.XAA02782@nathaniel.ebt>
To: murray@spyglass.com
CC: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
>a. Both the document character set and encoding are different from HTML.
>   XML uses Unicode and UTF-2/UTF-8 (allowing other encodings), so unless
>   the browser is already i18n-ed, this may be a big problem.

The actual model is almost identical, though the emphasis on
Unicode is stronger. I think you find HTML following this path
too (more people are commiting to Unicode etc.).

Would that the "Unicode Lingua Franca" idea had taken off...
Received on Wednesday, 11 December 1996 23:41:04 EST

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