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RE: Article: Keeping pace with James Clark

RE:  Article: Keeping pace with James Clark
The politics of meaning become more evident 
every day.  The arguments about namespace 
dereferencing are made so often here and 
elsewhere, I don't think they have to be 
repeated.  The day is too short for 
XML omphaloskepsis.

My point is simple: keep namespaces 
and the infoset out of the core.  These 
are not simply syntax.

I liked his reference to sgmls. He is right 
about the redoing of ARCSGML being a seminal 
event.  OTOH, ARCSGML had better error messages. 
There are some things lawyers do better than 
programmers. :-)


From: Uche Ogbuji [mailto:uche.ogbuji@f...]

> If he says that is "easily integratible" based 
> on that draft, it is inconsistent.  The holes 
> are there and you will be spit out in 1989.

This is your basis for calling Clark's assertions inconsistent?  If every 
distant contingency of any set of statements were to be considered in judging 
whether those statements were consistent, then there would be no such thing as 
a set of statements that are consistent.

In other words, I think you're splitting hairs quite needlessly.

If you have this argument to make about namespace dereferencing, you'll have a 
stronger case just making the argument.  The way you introduced it just makes 
it too easy to write off as a quiddity.


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