Re: ConciseXML syntax
> On Friday 17 January 2003 17:06, Uche Ogbuji wrote: > > > ConciseXML solves the verbosity and ambiguity of > > > XML 1.0 while while remaining compatible with > > > XML 1.0. ConciseXML is designed for data as > > > well as documents. > > > > > > ConciseXML has four key improvements to XML 1.0: > > > > "ConciseXML" is *not* compatible with XML 1.0. I wish you would drop this > > inflammatory claim. > > Doesn't that depend on what you mean by compatability? My printer and my > computer are very different things, but with the right adapter they're > compatible. If conciseXML and XML 1.0 can be cross-converted without > information loss then they're way more compatible than my printer and my PC, > let alone that ConciseXML seems to be a superset of XML 1.0 :-) > > Now, "compatible" is, in my opinion, a symmetrical relationship; if A is > compatible with B then B is compatible with A, right? > > So if ConciseXML was a subset of XML, eg XML-minus-doctype and so on, would > you then allow it to be called compatible? > > Because if not, then what *is* compatible with XML? > > Anyway... my point is, I think it's wrong to say that Concise isn't > compatible with XML. It might be more valid to accuse it of being a set of > non-standard extensions to XML that could cause problems if writers start > producing them without knowing beforehand that the readers will be able to > read them... All true. My objection to their usage depends heavily on custom within the XML community. I thought this would go without saying, but I guess not. Without a doubt, their usage is bound to cause confusion, and is not bound to win them many friends among others int he XML community. That is why I wish they would drop the inflammatory claim. -- Uche Ogbuji Fourthought, Inc. http://uche.ogbuji.net http://4Suite.org http://fourthought.com Python Generators + DOM - http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2003/01/08/py-xml.html 4Suite Repository Features - https://www6.software.ibm.com/reg/devworks/dw-x4su ite5-i/ XML class warfare - http://www.adtmag.com/article.asp?id=6965 MusicBrainz metadata - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-thi nk14.html
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