Re: Article on XML (and CML)
Peter Murray-Rust wrote: Mark has been worried about it for awhile. He defends "TimBLs shining moment of clarity" which he thinks is being lost. We sparred over this at VRML98. This viewpoint does not seem to be rooted in sufficient depth of knowledge about markup technologies which can only in and of themselves, provide syntax unification. OTOH, the very real problem is the tendancy of the markup community to want syntax unification at the cost of existing syntaxes for media types. I have myself, been a promoter of "wall to wall SGML" as I referred to it then. However, there are obstacles that make me think it isn't wise. The noise being made about MS Chrome is promoting the usual FUD which paralyzes markets in the headlights. Standard interfaces for interacting with non-XML media types should be on the WG worklist. This is important to establishing a standard framework for multimedia on the web which is, IMO, a much more critical issue for creating content markets than XML. It is also an issue which Microsoft cannot solve by itself but which must be solved in a way that enables all competitors to remain competitive. Len Bullard > I have just posted the following message [to chemweb@i...]: > > > >Glyn Moody has written an interesting and informative article about XML for > >the New Scientist: > >http://www.newscientist.com/ns/980530/xml.html > > > >which spotlights CML among other markup languages. It is factually correct > >(not always the case with XML articles :-( )and highlights the challenge of > >providing universal semantics and metadata. One of the concerns (Mark > >Pesce, VRML) is that XML could lead to 'Balkanisation' of the Web, through > >designers sticking to their own tags. 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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