[JDEV] JEP038 (emoticon spec): is a transport tag really necessary?
mattias.campe at rug.ac.be
Wed Aug 14 16:00:54 CDT 2002
(the specification itself can be read through at:
maybe it's a detail, but isn't a transport some sort of language on its
own? If you consider a transport as some sort of language, then you can use:
what would make the spec a little bit easier.
Going further in that same line, maybe you can see "ascii-art" as
So, the folowing could be all defined with the same tag:
<text default="true" language="en">::beer::</text>
Then you could ask the user what language he wants to use:
"Plz select your preferred order:
- The MSN Messenger way
By preferred order I mean that maybe sb. first (e.g.) wants to use
ascii-art, then Nederlands, then English and then MSN-way, because not
all things will be clearly definable through e.g. ascii-art or maybe
some user wants an extent of the MSN-way through English?
What do you think of this, I always learned to make things as simple as
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