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   Re: XML is boring (long --- sorry)

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  • From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
  • To: Dave Winer <dave@userland.com>, xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Sun, 13 Sep 1998 09:56:16 -0700

At 08:23 AM 9/13/98 -0700, Dave Winer wrote:
>I also wonder if the W3C is up to handling issues of file formats for
>productivity apps,  graphics tools and groupware, or if some other forum
>for discussing file format standards is necessary.

Tough call.  I think that W3C's choices so far have been consistent
(HTML, XML, CSS, MathML, SMIL, etc) but I'm not sure anyone has written
down the underlying principle.  For example, I can't see W3C being
an appropriate venue to discuss spreadsheet formats, but I can't really
crystallize why that's the case. -Tim

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