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Re: XML doesn't deserve its "X".

Simon St.Laurent wrote:

> I think it was David Megginson who suggested that XML should get smaller
> with each iteration.  I think there's hope for that eventually, but it
> isn't the trend now.  Tim Bray's skunkworks proposal
> (http://www.textuality.com/xml/xmlSW.html) offers some hope, but I'm not
> sure it would so good after a few committees.
Nice link! Print and bind a few dozen copies and I'll give it out to everyone I work with...

One nitpick - although xml-dev has taught me that ASCII is by definition 
7-bit, it might be safer for those strangely unwarped people who do not 
frequent this list if 
http://www.textuality.com/xml/xmlSW.html#charencoding used some phrase 
like "Note that since the seven bit encoding known as ASCII is a subset 
of UTF-8, ordinary ASCII XML documents do not strictly need an encoding 



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