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Re: Goodbye to textual applications?

cat go moo
On Thu, Dec 20, 2001 at 11:53:32AM -0500, Andrew Kuchling wrote:
>On Thu, Dec 20, 2001 at 08:36:42AM -0800, Joe English wrote:
>>XML's original requirement of compatibility with SGML has
>>served its purpose.  At this point SGML, if it is to survive,
>>needs to worry about compatibility with XML.
>But is a DTD-less XML still good for writing up novels and recipes?
>DTDs provide just about the right level of strictness for textual
>data, where ordering of elements is often all that you need and the
>readability of the schema matters.  I'm a bit concerned that dropping
>DTDs will mean the end of such applications.  If you take away DTDs,
>what is there to replace them?  XML Schema, which is less readable and
>provides a lot of data types that aren't useful to a textual


Amelia A. Lewis          alicorn@m...          amyzing@t...
How do you make a cat go moo?  Ask it: "Does a dog have the Buddha-nature?"


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