Re: What is XML For?
alaric@a... (Alaric Snell) writes: >> Au contraire. XML was *designed* as SGML-lite in the first place. > >I wasn't there, but I imagine the people who made it first had a >statement of problem (which I imagine was along the lines of "Hmmm, >HTML is a mess and everyone's producing content as HTML even though it >has myriad forms of other structures behind it that are lost to >automated processing when turned into HTML. What shall we do?") that >preceded "Hey, let's make a simple subset of SGML" by at least one >fiftieth of a second? Given that XML came pretty completely out of the SGML community, I don't think it's surprising that they felt SGML had a lot to offer. There may be a few exceptions, but for the most part I think it's fair to say that these people were immersed in SGML. Now if the ASN.1 community had had a similar idea... maybe they will yet. ------------- Simon St.Laurent - SSL is my TLA http://simonstl.com may be my URI http://monasticxml.org may be my ascetic URI urn:oid:126.96.36.199.4.1.6320 is another possibility altogether
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