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   Re: XML & SGML

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  • From: len bullard <cbullard@hiwaay.net>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Wed, 06 May 1998 17:50:11 -0500

Tim Bray wrote:

> The only problem being that we lack the industrial experience
> that would tell us at what point XML runs out of steam and you
> need SGML extras.  I must say, that is one of the #1    questions
> I get at customer sites, and I just don't have a good answer
> yet.  It's not easy; just because they're totally web-oriented
> doesn't mean they don't need SGML, and just because they're
> currently using the &-connector doesn't mean they couldn't
> succeed with just XML. -Tim

The point at which you can't tell the difference is 
the point of success.  In practice, tools will know.

Now there will be that awkward problem with 
reserved words and PIs.


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