Re: RE: James Clark: XML versus the Web
On Fri, Dec 3, 2010 at 10:28 AM, Dave Pawson <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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. J
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