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Re: Requesting a revision of RFC3023

From: MURATA Makoto <murata@hokkaido.email.ne.jp>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2003 09:08:11 +0900
To: "WWW-Tag" <www-tag@w3.org>, ietf-xml-mime@imc.org
Message-Id: <20030922090229.507C.MURATA@hokkaido.email.ne.jp>


> > I'm just saying UTF-8 everywhere is even  more unrealistic than any 
> > other options at hand.
> 
> Too bad, because it's the only option that's remotely practical in the 
> long term. Do you really think every programmer who wants to mung text 
> is going to include code that supports not only the hundreds of extant 
> character encodings but also the seventeen kinds of in-band and 
> out-of-band declarations of them?

I think that persuading users is more difficult than 
persuading programmers.  I have encouraged use of Unicode 
for XML in Japan, but nothing has happened.

Cheers,

-- 
MURATA Makoto <murata@hokkaido.email.ne.jp>
Received on Sunday, 21 September 2003 20:10:51 GMT

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