RE: Perceived C/B for XML 1.1
> Thinking about XML 1.1, I am wondering what will be the > perceived cost/benefit ratio and if XML 1.1 will not have the > XHTML syndrom. > ... > > I am an unicode illetrate and I am probably missing a lot of > important reasons why I need XML 1.1 without knowing it :-) > but my feeling is that if those reasons are not more clearly > advertised than "IBM mainframes need it" or "it's the right > way to use unicode", the adoption rate of XML 1.1 could be very low. > I think you're absolutely right: the new features in XML 1.1 and Namespaces 1.1 are of very marginal value compared to the costs created by the discontinuity, for vendors and users alike. A lot depends on the major parsers, though. If they decide their users aren't interested in XML 1.1 so they're not going to rush to implement it, then obviously XML 1.1 is dead. If they decide they're going to implement it whether users want it or not, then people will gradually adopt it without really noticing they have done so. Michael Kay Software AG home: Michael.H.Kay@n... work: Michael.Kay@s...
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