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Re: Tim Bray on "Which Technologies Matter?"


Re:  Tim Bray on "Which Technologies Matter?"
On Mon, 2002-03-18 at 02:39, Tim Bray wrote:
> 9. Simon suggested that XML was informed by HTML as much as by SGML.
>     Don't think so; XML is a very pure SGML subset and I honestly can't
>     think of any design components that came out of HTML.  (Out of the
>     *Web*,  sure, e.g. compulsory URIs for all external references).
 
I don't believe I made any such claim in this thread or elsewhere.  I
did say I was disappointed by XML's more-or-less complete failure as a
medium for public hypertext [1], but that's the extent of it.

If anything, I'd say that historically the XML community went out of its
way to alienate the HTML developer community, not to learn from it.

[1] - http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/200203/msg00535.html

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