Re: Great controversies of XML
"Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@s...> writes: > I'm pondering a list of "XML's greatest technical controversies" for > a training session. They're areas I plan to cover in greater depth > once we get past the basics. > > So far, I've got: > > 1. Namespaces > 2. Whitespace, Ignorable or Otherwise > 3. External Entities > 4. External Resource Support in General > 5. Choosing Elements vs. Attributes > 6. Internal Subsets Don't forget verbosity (binary formats and compression), mixed content, schema/DTD repositories, comments, processing instructions, character encodings, data typing, document and schema composition, the single root element, required end tags, packaging multi-part documents, etc. etc. Come to think of it, I remember most of these from comp.text.sgml back in 1993 and 1994. We're not very original, are we? All the best, David -- David Megginson david@m... http://www.megginson.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/ or CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 Please note: New list subscriptions now closed in preparation for transfer to OASIS.
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