From: Philippe Verdy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Apr 28 2004 - 15:41:31 EDT
From: "Kenneth Whistler" <email@example.com>
> That's a long way from assuming that my email software, produced
> by Sun, running on Solaris, and with some Unicode smarts built in,
> will itself be a party to that private agreement or ever could be
> made to *display* Ewellic properly. I depend on that software
> to send you data which itself depends on the PUA private agreement
> between consenting parties. I neither depend on it, nor expect
> it, to also be able to render, collate, or otherwise process
> Ewellic data in any meaningful way out of the box.
This is true ONLY if that software bases its implementation using ONLY the
Unicode standardized data. Nothing prevents a software to also accept other
sources of informations... including sources provided by users themselves.
There's certainly a way to make such software working with PUAs using private
agreements *out of the box*. This only depends on what customization such
software will provide to its users...
I just spoke about the 31-bit space, where we can now guarantee that neither
Unicode, nor ISO 10646 will make any use, this means that we already have a very
large space for local-only handling of multiple PUA conventions. That space is
not illimited, but will certainly be enough for almost all users, so that what
can be interchanged using URI+PUA can be handled locally more efficiently using
a single 31-bit codepoint (out of Unicode and ISO/IEC 10646 encoding space,
starting at plane 17).
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