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Re: Failed XML standards

  • From: Andrew Welch <andrew.j.welch@gmail.com>
  • To: Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@ibiblio.org>
  • Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2009 16:38:43 +0000

Re:  Failed XML standards
2009/11/16 Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@ibiblio.org>:
> On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 10:49 AM, Peter Hunsberger
> <peter.hunsberger@gmail.com> wrote:
>> So what's the alternative?  There are lots of things that people
>> sometimes want to do, but not always.  Having optional standards that
>> cover these areas is probably a good thing;
> No, the alternative is to build them into the specs and require
> parsers to support them, but not require documents to use them. For
> example, consider attributes. You don't have to use them in XML, but
> if you do use them you know they're supported. xml:id, xml:base, and a
> few other things (though probably not XInclude) should be baked in,
> not bolted on. Watch this space. :-)

I thought we were headed towards a slimmer, lightweight, dtd-less
XML... not adding more?

Andrew Welch
Kernow: http://kernowforsaxon.sf.net/

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