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RE: Wikipedia on XML

  • From: "Jim Tivy" <jimt@bluestream.com>
  • To: "'Dave Pawson'" <davep@dpawson.co.uk>,"'Pete Cordell'" <petexmldev@c...>
  • Date: Sun, 9 Aug 2009 09:25:37 -0700

RE:  Wikipedia on XML
> Although originally designed to represent documents with associated 
> mark-up, XML's use has expanded to include representing computer 
> languages and arbitrary data.

I like this entry

However

XML was orginally designed to create mark-up languages to represent
documents, however other XML markup languages have been created to describe
arbitrary data.



-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Pawson [mailto:davep@dpawson.co.uk] 
Sent: Sunday, August 09, 2009 8:55 AM
To: Pete Cordell
Cc: Tim Bray; 'XML Developers List'
Subject: Re:  Wikipedia on XML

On 09/08/09 11:38, Pete Cordell wrote:
> Original Message From: "Tim Bray"
>
>> I think that's accurate but it feels kind of long and klunky. Anyone got
>> any polish to apply? -T
>
>
> Here's another bid:

I like the approach, not quite 50,000 feet, but pretty high.
(I think it still needs Tims 'one liner' for what is XML
in addition to this)




> Although originally designed to represent documents with associated
> mark-up,
> XML's use has expanded to include representing computer languages and
> arbitrary data.

+3. good point Pete.
Or does this presume the reader assumes XML was for representing
documents? Lens and Mike Kays point well taken on my part.

>
> Other specifications in the XML family define languages for manipulating
> XML
> (XSL), defining the valid format of application specific data represented
> using XML (DTD, XML Schema, Relax NG), and linking a referencing other XML
> documents and fragments (XPath, XLink, XInclude etc.)

Good addition if linked to W3C?




regards

-- 
Dave Pawson
XSLT XSL-FO FAQ.
http://www.dpawson.co.uk

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