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Re: RE: James Clark: XML versus the Web

  • From: James Fuller <james.fuller.2007@gmail.com>
  • To: Dave Pawson <davep@dpawson.co.uk>
  • Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2010 11:07:26 +0100

Re:  RE: James Clark: XML versus the Web
On Fri, Dec 3, 2010 at 10:28 AM, Dave Pawson <davep@dpawson.co.uk> wrote:
> Moving this on somewhat.
> Part II, Looking forward
> Background:
> From James blog.
> JC "Now you could actually quite easily take XML 1.0, ditch DTDs, add
> XML Namespaces, xml:id, xml:base and XML Infoset and end up with a
> reasonably short (although more than 10 pages), coherent spec. (I think
> Tim Bray even did a draft of something like this once.) But in 10 years
> the W3C and its membership has not cared enough about simplicity and
> coherence to take any action on this."

oft quoted Alan Perlis - 'Simplicity does not precede complexity, but
follows it'

the issue with this kind rationalisation is that simplicity doesn't
give anything new to the kind of end users/developers but it maybe
that its needed as a foundation to move forward, dont know.


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