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   Re: What is XML for?

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  • From: David Megginson <david@megginson.com>
  • To: "XML Developers' List" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Fri, 29 Jan 1999 17:52:12 -0500 (EST)

Tim Bray writes:

 > What was really worrying me was what I thought was an assertion that 
 > a repository that directly models XML document structures on a large
 > scale wasn't interesting; I think it is. -T.

I think it is, too. 

That said, I wouldn't like such a repository to be too closely tied to
XML syntax (though it could implement an XML look-and-feel on top).
There's lots of tagged hierarchical information (LaTeX, RTF, NROFF,
etc.)  that doesn't happen to be XML but still shares many of its
structural properties.

All the best,


David Megginson                 david@megginson.com

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