Re: Parents and children (was RFD: comp.text.xml)
Marcus Carr wrote: > > That said, the parent/child analogy is entirely appropriate - the child has the > responsibility for forging its own way in a different world than the parent grew > up in, You can call XML a child of SGML, or a new iteration of it. One view establishes a separation and the other eliminates it. Neither has any particular basis in reality: they are both rhetorical views. Consider: C++ (as a random example) must also forge its own way in a different world than previous iterations of it grew up in. Unlike XML, it wasn't renamed as it was adapted for new environments and tasks. Nevertheless, it went from being a Unix-centric front-end to C into a massive programming language used on every platform with compilers that border on artificial intelligence. Is modern C++ a "child" of that older one? Or is it just a new version? Stroustrop once told me that if he were going to update the ARM, he would essentially have to rewrite it from scratch. The differences between C++ in 1986, 1990, 1993 and 1998 are much more severe than those between "old SGML" and XML. Paul Prescod - http://itrc.uwaterloo.ca/~papresco "Perpetually obsolescing and thus losing all data and programs every 10 years (the current pattern) is no way to run an information economy or a civilization." - Stewart Brand, founder of the Whole Earth Catalog http://www.wired.com/news/news/culture/story/10124.html xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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