RE: SML: Second Try
From: Dare > > I don't really see what "trimming the fat out of XML" has to do with > alternative syntaxes for XML The gist of it is that by making XML syntax simpler, there's less flammage about attributes, PIs, ERs, DTDs, namespaces, and so on. Less flammage, less calls for revolution. Of course there will be those who demand feature X, which leads to your next question: > What "fat" could you trim from XML that would satisfy the > binary XML crowd, the XML subset crowd, the inventors of ConciseXML or > Don park with his Python-esque representation of the XML infoset? Byt that's permathread territory, isn't it? Let me skirt around it by stating my ambivalence towards XML's future direction at this point : I'll use whatever becomes of it for whatever I can use it for. I have that luxury at the moment, unlike many others whose careers are staked on its suite of intertwined recommendations. So I don't care what fat is trim, because I'm fully qualified to butcher it myself. What I do see though, is that _if_ any alternative syntaxes gain a following, then their only common point of interjunction with XML will be the Infoset. It therefore weakens, however slightly, the XML syntax proper, and places the Infoset a tad closer to the center of the XML universe. Now, I suppose the Infoset could be bypassed by direct syntax-to-syntax mappings (unless you happen to believe such syntaxes exist fully insulated in their own little spheres of influence and don't require transliteration, which I don't think likely). That's possible, but the abstractions embodied in the Infoset I think will creep there way into such descriptions; and then you just might as well go it whole hog. > Methinks you are confusing issues. Methinks I'm often confused, but doesn't stop me from trying. It's either that or succumbing to apathy, and I'm not ready for the old folks home just yet.
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