From: Peter Constable (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Jan 06 2009 - 00:43:33 CST
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Michael D'Errico
> Hence the term Direct Unicode Markup: it's markup, but
> directly part of the Unicode repertoire, so it acts like
> plain text.
> There is a chasm a mile wide between plain text and XML
> and this is a way to bring them closer together.
It's already been done before with the TAG characters in plain 14. The general consensus has been it's not a good idea and that there's not much advantage to bringing them closer together, and those characters have been deprecated. Maybe thirty or one-hundred thirty years from now people will think differently, but at this point in history this plan has been considered and rejected.
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