[XML-DEV Mailing List Archive Home] [By Thread] [By Date] [Recent Entries] [Reply To This Message]

Re: Tim Bray on "Which Technologies Matter?"


Re:  Tim Bray on "Which Technologies Matter?"
Marcus Carr wrote:
> 
>...
> 
> Documents that are valid, for starters. Well-formed documents are a double-edged
> sword, while they may suit the data provider, they might not suit the recipient. In
> XML, you're compelled to employ a business rule to ensure that what you get is what
> you want. 

In either case you need to use a business rule to ensure that the data
conforms to some *particular* DTD as opposed to being:

<!DOCTYPE html [
<!ELEMENT html (bar)> <!-- I'm in total control now! -->
]><foo/>

> .. No such ambiguity exists for SGML - documents are either valid, or
> rejected (leaving aside the semantics of the markup).

Nit: that's not the case for today's SGML standard but I'll agree that
that's common in SGML tools.

>...
> 
> SGML wouldn't be a thriving growing technology even if XML had never come along.
> It's not the sort of technology that was ever going to aquire mass acceptance. 

I think that's exactly Tim's point. He could have phrased it more
charitably.

> ...

 Paul Prescod

PURCHASE STYLUS STUDIO ONLINE TODAY!

Purchasing Stylus Studio from our online shop is Easy, Secure and Value Priced!

Buy Stylus Studio Now

Download The World's Best XML IDE!

Accelerate XML development with our award-winning XML IDE - Download a free trial today!

Don't miss another message! Subscribe to this list today.
Email
First Name
Last Name
Company
Subscribe in XML format
RSS 2.0
Atom 0.3
 

Stylus Studio has published XML-DEV in RSS and ATOM formats, enabling users to easily subcribe to the list from their preferred news reader application.


Stylus Studio Sponsored Links are added links designed to provide related and additional information to the visitors of this website. they were not included by the author in the initial post. To view the content without the Sponsor Links please click here.

Site Map | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Trademarks
Free Stylus Studio XML Training:
W3C Member
Stylus Studio® and DataDirect XQuery ™are products from DataDirect Technologies, is a registered trademark of Progress Software Corporation, in the U.S. and other countries. © 2004-2013 All Rights Reserved.