Re: Status of SML?
From: Lisa Rein <lisarein@f...> >please tell me this is just a cruel, cruel little prank james... >let us go on with our overburdeoned, attribute-laden lives.....:-| But some of the SMLies want more attributes not less: i.e., "YML"! YML is interesting: if attributes v. elements can be justified because they both are used differently in many programs (i.e., pull v. push), why not have a syntax that allows heirarchical attributes: the API provides these-new attributes in a tree and elements in a stream: a self-pruning tree. (Of course, the trouble with this idea is that prunability is more a processing issue rather than a data issues. And it could be done in XML by adding an attribute to elements or element type declarations, such as yml:prunable="yes".) (there is no need for a PI, since it follows element boundaries). XML.COM asked me to write an article on SML: it is now up in the current issue www.xml.com I hope it is more conciliatory. During the XML development, many people who were antagonistic to SGML got a grudging respect for it, and many SGML people who doubted toy languages would work shifted their positions too. I expect the same thing can happen with SML: it may go in an unexpected direction. Rick Jelliffe 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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