It offsets the web brain damage revealed by comments like: >I apologise due to my Dev Knowledge being of the M$ type. or the telling gaps in the XML design demonstrated by >Or we are already developing an incompatible document context for XML. and the deeply insightful >I suspect this is why Len feels that this is an >SGML problem - the easiest way for the parser to keep pace is to be provided >with a map of characters at processing time. which as you said, is alright with you. And after the schema vs schemata debate, I thought absurdity was popular. OTOH, I stand by the comment below. For the long haul, SGML is a safer better bet. Safety and convenience are sometimes uncomfortable bedfellows as anyone who keeps secure data on a Palm unit they leave at the airport finds out. Len http://www.mp3.com/LenBullard Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti. Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h -----Original Message----- From: Tim Bray [mailto:tbray@t...] At 08:17 AM 11/07/01 -0500, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote: >XML is designed for a short haul timespan. >When you want to design for the long haul, >go back to the SGML parent and work from >there. Len's a person who usually combines reasonable comments with amusing, well-crafted, rhetoric. I'm not sure why he's veering into this kind of flamebait these days. -Tim
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