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   Re: XML is boring (was Re: coming clean with the SGML crowd)

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  • From: "Michael Kay" <M.H.Kay@eng.icl.co.uk>
  • To: "Xml-Dev" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Sat, 12 Sep 1998 12:41:16 +0100

>>Looking at XML from a data centric
>>perspective, there are things in it that are worthless,
>>for example.
There are some things that are worthless, like the
distinction between elements and attributes.
DTD's are not worthless in this context, but they are
grossly inadequate.
I share the view that XML today is primarily interesting as
a way of storing and transmitting complex information
I hope it will some day also be useful for presenting the
information content of a document to a browser for
rendition, but that is futures.

Mike Kay

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