Re: Time to put SGML out to pasture? (was RE: Why w
[Marcus Carr] >I think the choice of terms is a bit unfortunate, but if he had suggested >ignoring (rather than attacking with malice) the SGML community, I don't think >that I would have any problem with it. I'm well and truly from the SGML >community, but I feel that the efforts that have been made by XML to date to >keep the two in line have been both canny and considerate. There's no question >that XML now needs to be driven by self-interest, but I think that many >SGMLers >can accept that without too many pangs. There was no malice involved. Without James Clark, SGML would not have had the success it did have. I cannot count the millions of dollars of publishing systems apps I have witnessed that are founded on nsgmls... He has the deepest knowledge of SGML of anyone I know and has contributed more neurons to its develpment and implementation than anyone I know. When James Clark gets critical of SGML compatability we should take notice precisely because he *is* James Clark. Remember sgmls, SP, Jade etc? If anyone is qualified to be critical it is James. I think it is great to see his still so actively involved after all these years and still doing such great stuff. A lesser force would have retired from the fray long ago. Sean
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