Re: SGML, XML and SML
On Mon, 22 Nov 1999, Sean McGrath wrote: > [Dan Brickley] > > > >What goes around comes around! The RDF Interest Group  is currently > >discussing alternate syntaxes for RDF in XML. Sounds like we're being > >told we'd be better off returning to PICS-NGesque s-expressions. > > Not so AFAIK. I would be interested to read the XML-DEV posts that > have lead you to this conclusion. Can you point me at them? I was being slightly tongue-in-cheek, but the combination of Paul Prescod's msg (which I replied to) and previous SML advocacy seemed to be heading in this direction. In other words, that for many data-oriented applications, XML's document-oriented heritage makes it sometimes challenging to use. I'm far from convinced that a return to s-expressions, or the creation of a trivial subset (SML), would be useful right now. There are enough X** specifications and applications around already to make it a nightmare for non XML-obsessed developers trying to figure out how the various piecese of the puzzle inter-relate. Inventing a new subset syntax would make it even hard to present a coherent picture... Dan 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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