RE: Use cases for XML failure (was Re: #2 Re: [SML] Whether to support
>> My experience with the DOM WG *and* my recent day jobs is >> similar -- the least useful parts of XML cause the most work >for people >> supporting it. Both CDATA sections and external parsed >entities caused >> *massive* amounts of work and contention for us in devising >the DOM API. > >Sure, so what? I was part of those battles, and I don't see >the relevance. > >Come up with some use cases where XML simply *cannot* be deployed in a >handheld device, and SML could, and I might even start to see the point >of SML. I'd be more convinced if you projected the technological trends >over a year or two, and could still have the same use-case a year from >today. Gavin, I was part of those battles too and I agree entirely with Michael. DOM got the nasty-end of the stick because of arcane features of XML and others (i.e. namespace spec). SML is not about doing what XML *cannot*. SML is about creating an ideal tool. We are not asking people to cut steak with a fork so please let the knife and the fork lie side-by-side. We can gang up on the 'spoon' and 'chopstick' folks later. <g> 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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