RE: XML 2.0 Specifications and working groups
To support John's position, here is quote of Tim Bray from Cafe Con Leche http://www.ibiblio.org/xml/ "The only normative definition of XML is syntactical. The only normative definition of namespaces is syntactical. These definitions are implemented by tons of interoperable software. The Infoset, simply because it has come after XSLT and XPath and DOM and SAX chronologically, is an afterthought. The PSVI is an elaboration of that afterthought. Working programmers are generating XML with various flavors of print() statement and reading it through a variety of interfaces (including Notepad :)) and not apparently having too much difficulty. --Tim Bray on the xml-dev mailing list " Most of the issues that seem to come up as regards a review and rework of XML are about the application languages, frameworks, abstract specifications etc attached to XML 1.0. XML 1.0 is stable. Given its grounding in syntax, many of the other model issues never will be to everyone's satisfaction. It is imperative to remain parsimonious with efforts to change the original given that it is possible to further destabilize the models and increase the tool churning that slows adoption. <aside>Congratulations to Elliotte Rusty Harold (the Cafe Con Leche man) for getting new version of the XML Bible on the store shelves and many thanks for the online chapters.</aside> len -----Original Message----- From: John Evdemon [mailto:jevdemon@v...] On Friday, October 12, 2001 8:08 AM, David Lyon wrote: > > Since XML 1.0 has been with us for around 4 years, it seems > to me that it may well be time that some specifications for version 2.0 start > to take place. XML Version 1.0 hasn't changed (aside from some errata corrections) since February 1998. How has it become such a big beast?
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