RE: (retry) Re: [SML] Whether to support Attribute or not?
> It isn't yet clear that SSLT is viable, even assuming SML is. >From the XML.com article: "Since a Simple Markup Language is already a reality in many applications, there is some urgency to setting the standard in place. Such a standard is not likely to be difficult to define, nor is there good reason for it to be particularly controversial, so it should not take long for it to appear. Expect to see the draft no later than mid-December and a standard by January." http://www.xml.com/pub/1999/11/sml/index.html Until I read that, I thought SML was (largely) a research exercise on Don's part - and we were all waiting to see whether he'd have to eat the spec for breakfast or not. Will it or won't it fly. The above quote suggests that it will, and that its actually going to be a standard. > We might settle on simply using XSLT on SML input. > There's no reason we _must_ write the stylesheets in SML. This is the nub of my confusion - if SML is for palmtops or other devices, then we must write the stylesheets in SML because such devices apparently can't cope with an XML parser (and certainly not an XML parser for XSLT processing, and an SML parser for the rest). But then we're still not entirely sure where (or if) SML is going to be deployed. > Other XML specs don't have this option. How would one handle XLink in SML? And what about XPath - the attribute related syntax might be redundant if that removed from SML, so we can start simplifying there too, right? I'm not knocking the SML effort per se, just trying to get a feel for the scope of the endeavour. Its also hard to judge its progress because there are no use-cases, milestones or requirements to judge it against. There are multiple definitions of 'simple'. Which one, specifically, is SML working towards? Don suggested "minimal, and easy" http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/xml-dev-Nov-1999/1163.html Can we quantify that further - or will that happen when the grammar has been finalised? Cheers, L. p.s. Egg/face interface ready, as is my flame-proof jacket :). I'm really just curious... 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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