Re: Where is XML going
On 12/5/10 5:11 PM, Ben Trafford wrote: > On Sun, 2010-12-05 at 16:04 -0500, Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote: >> useful outside of the web browser, that would still be a success. At >> this point I have no expectations that XML will be used directly in >> the browser. That ship has sailed. (though I do feel compelled to note >> that XML failed on the web not because XML was the wrong answer. XML >> on the Web failed due to misfeasance by both browser vendors and the >> W3C.) > > Very similar arguments were made 15 years ago when the XML efforts were > underway. "The SGML ship has sailed." That wasn't a good reason to > ignore the issue then, and it isn't now. Well, except that we tried and didn't get much traction. I'm not sure why you expect a different result. > In addition, as I've already pointed out, browsers support all the > behaviors I've described, and XML already has -some- support in > virtually every browser. This is low-hanging fruit. Low-hanging fruit in its current form, but low-hanging fruit in convincing browser vendors to add to their fairly grudging XML support? Have you spent much time around the brutal wit of the HTML5 crowd? Thanks, -- Simon St.Laurent http://simonstl.com/
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