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- From: "Simon St.Laurent" <SimonStL@classic.msn.com>
- To: "Andrew Layman" <email@example.com>, "Xml-Dev (E-mail)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 25 Nov 97 16:46:51 UT
>I think a little more grace and courtesy is called for here. Microsoft has
>been working very hard to ship parsers that track the evolving spec.
>I recommend approaching this with a bit more benevolence and researching
>things a little more before assuming a conspiracy.
I wasn't promoting a conspiracy (the word appeared nowhere in my post), as you
might know if you remembered my messages from earlier this month, which
included a fairly extensive discussion of Microsoft's former demonstration of
short-tagging in the MSXML site, all of which has been removed. I have
researched this more extensively than I wanted to by a considerable margin. I
do not hold Microsoft to be a villain in this case.
The target of my post, which apparently lacked 'grace and courtesy' was not
Microsoft - it was the SGML folks who clamor for every piece of junk that's
littered the SGML spec to be included in XML. I clamored at one point for
CDATA myself, but I've decided to rest and let the spec take its own course,
as simple as possible. I'll elaborate on this in a more extended post later
Microsoft has created an excellent parser, and I'm very glad to hear regularly
on this list about your continual willingness to produce XML compliant and
100% Java XML parsing solutions. Keep up the good work, but please try to
read my postings a little more closely before assuming that I'm accusing
Microsoft of fomenting world grief.
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