RE: "Introducing MicroXML, Part 1: Explore the basic principle
I agree. It is a tooling issue (e.g., the ubiquity of Arbor Text, Microsoft and Adobe in mil-spec logistics organizations) and as you say, a DTD issue with large extant instances. In both cases, moving on to better designs is also advised, but this is the current state of the records. Cost over utility, of course, but also procurement sources must make and publish plans for near and medium term fielding of new consumer devices and phasing out older systems with conversions. As I said my comment is advisory. To be fair, the multiplicity of standards making and consortia sources and a lack of coherence in their directions makes this a wee bit more daunting than in the days of SGML when at least ISO was the dominant source. As John said, thanks for taking time to comment, James. len -----Original Message----- From: James Clark [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Saturday, July 14, 2012 10:32 PM To: Len Bullard Cc: John Cowan; email@example.com Subject: Re: "Introducing MicroXML, Part 1: Explore the basic principles of ... On Fri, Jul 13, 2012 at 10:07 PM, Len Bullard <Len.Bullard@ses-i.com> wrote: > > If PIs are not available, this will likely eliminate MicroXML as a > markup language for composition intensive applications where > content-tagged structures such as Notes, Cautions and Warnings must by > specification be bound to the same page. Why can't you use elements or attributes for this? Historically, in SGML days, the reason people used PIs for this was because they needed to add processing-related stuff that their DTDs didn't allow. I would suggest the solution to the problem is more flexible validation (or perhaps stylesheet) technologies rather than PIs. James _______________________________________________________________________ XML-DEV is a publicly archived, unmoderated list hosted by OASIS to support XML implementation and development. To minimize spam in the archives, you must subscribe before posting. [Un]Subscribe/change address: http://www.oasis-open.org/mlmanage/ Or unsubscribe: firstname.lastname@example.org subscribe: email@example.com List archive: http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/ List Guidelines: http://www.oasis-open.org/maillists/guidelines.php
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