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NEL should be dropped, UNICODE pursued

From: Bryan Rasmussen <bry@itnisk.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2001 10:11:03 +0200
To: <www-xml-blueberry-comments@w3.org>
the subject says it all, NEL is catering to an economic group at the expense
of another economic group, those of us that don't use IBM mainframes and
don't expect to ever do so are being penalized. UNICODE on the other hand is
about including other cultural groups and giving them the opportunity to
compete on an even playing field with the LATIN language cultures.
That bit of liberal thinking aside, I'm currently working on a project where
the schema/dtd will be translated into other languages, currently we don't
need anything that isn't within xml 1.0 but the basis of the project is that
it should have the possibility to work across every language(or any language
that gets translated into the tagset) and although we will provide editors
for the first few languages for common operating systems it should be
possible for people to write their own files in older systems, such as are
often found in developing countries. The tagset is sml enough that we hope
literate non-programmers can be instructed in its use and can thus handcode
their files.
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