Re: XML doesn't deserve its "X".
Hi, > Von: Eric van der Vlist <vdv@d...> > Datum: Tue, 05 Mar 2002 13:51:26 +0100 > An: xml-dev@l... > Betreff: Re: XML doesn't deserve its "X". > > > Klaus Backert wrote: >> Hi, >> >> may be, I got it wrong all the time, but I thought that XML is a >> (meta-)language by means of which I construct markup languages - and this is >> the extensibility. I use XML like this for 3 years now because it matches my >> needs - and I will go on. IMHO, the extensibility of XML is a builtin fact. > > If by extensibility you mean the ability to create your own language, yes. > > If you also mean the ability to include new information in an existing > vocabulary, I think that XML has failed so far. Including new information into an existing vocabulary (= inserting character data into an XML-document, which is built according to a problem-specific language - do you mean this?) is part of my job (doing it by editor and by own applications). No problems with this too. Could you specify how XML has failed, please? > > And the ability to extend (and evolve) the XML specification itself is > still to be seen... An all-time problem, I know very well ;-), but IMO not specific to XML. <snip> Greetings Klaus
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