Feeler for SML (Simple Markup Language)
Everyone, I have been thinking that there are applications out there that can benefit from using XML yet donot need all of its features. The Canonical XML spec goes quite a distance in cutting away some of the features, for different purpose, but I still feel that more can be cut away. Rick Jelliffe's rather funny message along with some WebDAV papers I read over the weekend got my mind buzzing enough for me to share this idea with the rest of XML-DEV. What I have in mind is a subset of XML, I'll call it Simple (or Stupid) Markup Language (SML) for now, that simplifies XML down to the bare essentials. Ideally, it should also be a subset of Canonical XML. Here are some ideas: o No Attributes (ouch!) o No PI, Comments, Notations, or CDATA sections o No document type declaration o UTF-8 encoding only o No non-character entity references o No predefined character entities (I am iffy on this one) What do you guys think? Please do not get caught up with the list I presented above because they are just ideas and subject to change later depending on your capacity to scream convincingly. The key point to consider is whether there is a broad enough need for such a subset of XML. Best, Don Park - mailto:donpark@d... Docuverse - http://www.docuverse.com 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/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To unsubscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; unsubscribe 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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