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Re: XML Blueberry Requirements

From: Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 11:22:47 -0400
Message-Id: <p04330107b757c08b29c6@[]>
To: Misha.Wolf@reuters.com
Cc: unicode@unicode.org, unicore@unicode.org, www-international@w3.org
At 3:20 PM +0100 6/21/01, Misha.Wolf@reuters.com wrote:

>The Blueberry requirements [1] are very thoughtfully written and
>do *not* make any of the errors you describe.  I suggest a second

I don't think I said the Blueberry requirements were in error, just 
that they're wrong-headed.  The document makes the problem sound a 
lot worse than it is. If the requirements actually said just how 
limited the problems they're fixing are, then it would seem a lot 
less necessary to fix them. My main point is this: the problems being 
addressed are small and theoretical. (I suppose IBM's problem is not 
theoretical, but IBM can damn well fix its own software without 
polluting XML for the rest of us.) There is no justification here for 
a new, incompatible version of XML.

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