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Re: Towards XML 2.0

  • From: Dave Pawson <davep@dpawson.co.uk>
  • To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
  • Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2010 10:38:26 +0000

Re:  Towards XML 2.0
On Mon, 6 Dec 2010 09:23:56 -0000
"Pete Cordell" <petexmldev@codalogic.com> wrote:

> What if you're just sketching out the outline of your XML; back of
> envelope stuff.  So you want to do something like:
> <xml:comment>
>     Need something like:
>     <path ...location attrs...>
>         Either <route> or set of <stage> elements
>         <Complexity (or should that be <difficulty>)>
>             Need a couple of metrics here
>         </>
> </xml:comment>
> Why should the XML community insist that that has to be well-formed?
> Does the XML community gain anything by it being well-formed?

Yes. XML? 

> I could make the above well-formed, but as a developer I might want
> to do a brain-dump and come back to it later.  What right do we have
> to insist that a developer has to fix the above comment before moving
> onto something else?

Do it now or later, same work?

> Or the IDE could 'fix' it, but I imagine that that would just put in
> a bunch of gibberish that the developer would later have to unpick.
> I think we should make XML easier to use, not harder.

It's no harder Pete. Just now rather than later?



Dave Pawson

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