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- From: "Simon St.Laurent" <email@example.com>
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Sun, 21 Feb 1999 19:13:10 -0500
Rob Schoening writes:
>This has all the makings of a written langauge that is too difficult to
>speak because the ideosycrasies of the written grammer gum up the "higher"
>This is why no one speaks latin. This is why it was so difficult for
>programmers to communicate with each other without switching to another
>langauge altogether (like UML).
>This layered approach to XML is burying its potential.
I hope you just mean this particular (mis)layering, not layered approaches
in general. I'm hoping to finish up my essay "Toward A Layered Model for
XML" this week - the rough draft is still at
http://www.simonstl.com/articles/layering/layered.htm. I've had lots of
hits on it, but very few comments back.
If anyone thinks layering specs and layering processing is a good or bad
idea, please let me know. (Off list if it's only appropriate to the essay,
on list if you feel it connects to important XML development issues with a
Never really tried to speak Latin, though my brother did for one fun summer
XML: A Primer / Building XML Applications (April)
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