Re: Goodbye to textual applications?
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 >application? RELAX NG. -- 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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