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Re: Wikipedia on XML

  • From: Tim Bray <Tim.Bray@Sun.COM>
  • To: rjelliffe@allette.com.au
  • Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 20:20:21 -0700

Re:  Wikipedia on XML
On Aug 24, 2009, at 10:03 PM, rjelliffe@allette.com.au wrote:

> XML has a
> version number, but it cannot be used. XML has no effective  
> conditional
> text system. Namespaces have no versioning system. Schemas have no
> versioning system. We have no system for saying "this namespace is a
> subset of that namespace (therefore applications written to accept  
> that
> namespace can handle this one, with the appropriate URI change".)
> XML does not have the infrastructure to support the large, evolving,
> mission-critical applications (including office applications) well.

Ah, I'll have to print that out and frame it for display.  -T

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