RE: xml:href, xml:rel and xml:type
Not to preach, but I have always felt that respect for what has been achieved is a good place to start any conversation. I am merely asking why some simple steps can't be taken to move the yardsticks a bit. Not any steps: the steps I am proposing. Cheers, Peter ________________________________________ From: Len Bullard [Len.Bullard@ses-i.com] Sent: April 16, 2012 4:36 PM To: Simon St.Laurent; Rushforth, Peter Cc: email@example.com; xml-dev@l... Subject: RE: xml:href, xml:rel and xml:type And so it begins. The early HTML people disdained SGML as overbuilt and too hard to understand because they had yet to understand how and why it worked for the applications to which it had been applied. The SGML people returned the disdain but helped them anyway. Some decades on, as predicted, attempts to reinvent the early work on hypertext by the SGML community that evolved into the XML community continue. At this point, everyone shares A working system so those attempts have yet to produce a compelling case. It is somewhat as if once shown that a Ford A-model could double as a truck, no one needed anything better. Cab heat would be nice but who wants to put the fur traders out of business? Why no xml:href? How many systems does it take to change a light bulb? No one cares while the bulb is lit. Why bolt a function-type system onto a syntax standard? (Linking is a process; not data). len -----Original Message----- From: Simon St.Laurent [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Monday, April 16, 2012 3:15 PM To: Rushforth, Peter Cc: email@example.com; xml-dev@l... Subject: Re: xml:href, xml:rel and xml:type The early XML folks may have found HTML to be not what they wanted, and seriously lacking in many respects, and the people driving the HTML conversation today return the disdain What a misfire!
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