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Re: (was: Software lock in?)

  • From: u123724 <u123724@gmail.com>
  • To: Steve Newcomb <srn@coolheads.com>
  • Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:04:08 +0100

Re:  (was: Software lock in?)
> P.S.: SGML was "too hard", too.  The transformation into XML involved shedding features that,
> in retrospect, were solutions to problems that had once been considered compelling.

Yet here we are in 2017, having only SGML to put a check on HTML.

Marcus Reichardt
sgmljs.net/blog.html

On Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 3:34 PM, Steve Newcomb <srn@coolheads.com> wrote:
> On 03/22/2017 07:54 PM, Peter Flynn wrote:
>>
>> Given that hardly any automotive documentation is in XML (or even SGML)
>> any more ("too hard"), it's probably moot for this group, unless we want
>> to start a user-supported tractor-documentation project:-
>
>
> I would argue, smilingly, that Peter's "too hard" observation is on-topic.
> Dead center, even.  Is XML the future of XML?  Such a question can never be
> ruled out-of-order.
>
> If the XML community doesn't choose to respond to change, or even
> acknowledge it, it is moribund.  Adapt or die.
>
> Steve
>
> P.S.: SGML was "too hard", too.  The transformation into XML involved
> shedding features that, in retrospect, were solutions to problems that had
> once been considered compelling.
>
>
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