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Re: Euro mess (Was: valid locales ---> was bilingual websites

From: Tex Texin <texin@progress.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2001 21:59:51 -0500
Message-ID: <3BF32FA7.8B9C1015@progress.com>
To: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
CC: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>, www-international@w3.org
Martin, Chris,

OK, it took me a while to understand why I keep getting messages making
points about *ML and the Euro.
(Yes, I know the Euro is supported in HTML and XML.)

If you only look at the subject of this thread, it seems we are talking
about websites and therefore the conclusion that the thread is
discussing *ML makes sense. I assume that is why the idea that
"documents" means "*ML" keeps coming up.

However, this was a thread about locales, which spun off to the Euro,
and the discussion was not restricted to just websites, although way
back when it must have originated that way.

Also, the second set of comments below attributed to me, are not in fact
my comments.


Martin Duerst wrote:
> Tex - HTML works just the same way as XML.   Regards,   Martin.
> At 13:17 01/11/07 -0500, Tex Texin wrote:
> >You are a bit ahead of the game. For most of us, not all documents are
> >XML documents. Yet. ;-)
> >Chris Lilley wrote:
> > > > Tex wrote:
> > > >
> > > > I wonder why no one seems to care about the Euro?  Are sites going to
> > > > continue to use iso-5589-1?  How many browsers and systems support
> > > > iso-5589-15?
> > > You can use the Euro in any XML page regardless of the encoding (8859-1,
> > > utf-8, us-ascii, anything-you-want) used to encode that document.

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