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  • From: Stephen Cameron <steve.cameron.62@gmail.com>
  • To: Rick Jelliffe <rjelliffe@allette.com.au>
  • Date: Fri, 5 May 2017 10:58:29 +1000

The namepace concept seems applicable, that an namespace can be used like a mimetype, to flag the need for specialised (non-XML) parsing of the content of an XML tag. with that namespace.

On Fri, May 5, 2017 at 10:50 AM, Rick Jelliffe <rjelliffe@allette.com.au> wrote:
I tend to think that merely replacing one syntax with another is as big a waste of time as is possibly: and I think one of the central reasons for XMLs success was it prevented syntactic distraction by Mrs Palm and her five lovely daughters.

XML suffers from a lack of syntactic forms to signal underlying types. JSON is useless for status-classifying information (along XML' s content/attribute/comment/PI quartet) and for mixed content, of course. So let's combine them, retaining their syntax, taking the opportunity to rid XML of big things it doesn't need now (DTDs, encodings).


On 5 May 2017 06:51, "Tei" <oscar.vives@g...> wrote:
On 4 May 2017 at 08:37, Rick Jelliffe <rjelliffe@allette.com.au> wrote:
> XML was ascendant for 10 years and overhyped. The second 10 years of its
> life its has been descending to be merely used where it is appropriate,
> which is the best any technology should hope for. Classic hype cycle, I
> guess.
> But in order to thrive, I think it needs to grow and morph into something
> more. What is the low hanging fruit, that would give a great increase in
> functionality with the maximum ability to connect to existing technology by
> small shims?

I suggest removing these Less than and More than symbols.  I never <3 them.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<body>Don't forget me this weekend!</body>


 to [Tove] /to
 from [Jani] /from
 heading [Reminder] /heading
 body [Don't forget me this weekend!] /body

(yea, I removed the <?xml too, because between good gentlemen, we have
good defaults)

ℱin del ℳensaje.


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