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Re: First XML-1.1 Working Draft publicly available

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  • Subject: Re: First XML-1.1 Working Draft publicly available
  • From: Eric van der Vlist <vdv@d...>
  • Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2001 14:47:31 +0100
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Re:  First XML-1.1 Working Draft publicly available
<reflexion type="phylosophical" practical="no">

There is something fascinating in allowing more flexibility within the 
angle brackets: it gives you (especially if you don't write using our 
occidental alphabet) more possibilities to define "creative" XML 
applications which would put information in the tag themselves.

It kind of blurs the difference between what's between and outside the 
angle brackets and you could more easily include structured or 
unstructured information within tag names.

I have been thinking for a while (as an exercise of style) to define an 
application using XML inside down. For instance, instead of writing:

<character>
  <name>
   Snoopy
  </name>
</character>

I could write:

<Snoopy>name/character</Snoopy>

Or even

<Snoopy:name>character</Snoopy:name>

Again, it's just an exercise of style (at least right now ;=) ) but I 
think it could be fun to see the consequences of such strange but yet 
well formed vocabularies on the other specs such as SAX, XSLT/XPath, 
XPointer, W3C XML Schema and RDF.

What stucks me even though it's probably not the motivation is that this 
WG is making this easier, (unfortunately especially if you are using 
other alphabets than the one I am using).

</reflexion>

Eric
-- 
See you in Orlando for XML 2001.
                                     http://www.xmlconference.net/xmlusa/
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Eric van der Vlist       http://xmlfr.org            http://dyomedea.com
http://xsltunit.org      http://4xt.org           http://examplotron.org
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