Re: Feeler for SML (Simple Markup Language)
----- Original Message ----- From: Leigh Dodds <ldodds@i...> To: xml-dev <xml-dev@i...> Sent: Thursday, November 11, 1999 9:19 AM Subject: RE: Feeler for SML (Simple Markup Language) > What would we gain from SML that we couldn't gain from only > producing (and therefore processing) XML documents but > without any of the 'additional' features? A "standard", or really a sortof an informal contract, saying I won't send you messages or documents with any attributes, PIs, entities, etc. This lets you optimize your code to be blissfully ignorant of them. But without a "contract" saying what we won't send each other, there are many potentials for interoperability failures. I might send Don a document with attributes (which I happen to like) but his processor chokes on. It would be better to form a wide consensus on EXACTLY what subset of XML the "SML community" would understand. > > If I don't want to have attributes, or PIs, or use entities, > etc. then I don't *have* to. Granted the SAX/DOM APIs > still provide support for these constructs, but > I can still ignore them surely? (and I still retain > the option to use them at a later date). Right. But your true-XML parser, DOM/SAX APIs, transformation engines, etc. will be bloated with all sorts of code that will never be executed. If I'm writing applications for cellphones, that matters! 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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