Re: RE: Tim Bray on "Which Technologies Matter?"
On Fri, 2002-03-15 at 17:52, Mike Champion wrote: > Well, I had a similar reaction the first time I read the > presentation. Then I turned it around: If it weren't for > HTML and XML, no one (outside of our tiny little world > circa 1996) would argue that SGML "mattered." Heh. I was a HyperCard guy who thought markup was an insanely complex hassle. The HyTime stuff I'd read while searching generally for hypermedia looked downright catastrophic, and I thought for about a year that HTML would go absolutely nowhere - markup just seemed insanely grotesque. Then I learned a little better... but still don't go near SGML per se. And my hypermedia side is saddened but can't help agreeing with Bob DuCharme's piece at: http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2002/03/13/xlink.html As much as I'd like to, I have a really hard time saying XLink matters right now. Kind of funny given my initial reaction to markup for hypermedia and my eventual conversion. Oh well. -- Simon St.Laurent Ring around the content, a pocket full of brackets Errors, errors, all fall down! http://simonstl.com
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