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RE: Reviewed charmod fundamentals

From: Jon Hanna <jon@hackcraft.net>
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2004 17:33:16 +0000
Message-ID: <1078853596.404dffdca7de9@82.195.128.192>
To: Misha Wolf <Misha.Wolf@reuters.com>
Cc: Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>, Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>

Quoting Misha Wolf <Misha.Wolf@reuters.com>:

> 1. Lots of (ie most) protocols are not based on XML.
a. Lots of new ones are.
b. Lots of new ones that aren't might benefit from the same ability to use
either UTF-8 or UTF-16.

> 2. Is it really necessary that when the oven is asking 
>    the extractor to switch on, it has the choice of 
>    using UTF-8 or UTF-16?

In a specialised OvenExtratorML written from scratch, no (of for that matter
that it use text).
In an OvenExtractorML built on top of another technology that could also be used
for other purposes, perhaps.

-- 
Jon Hanna
<http://www.hackcraft.net/>
"…it has been truly said that hackers have even more words for
equipment failures than Yiddish has for obnoxious people." - jargon.txt
Received on Tuesday, 9 March 2004 12:33:19 GMT

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