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   Re: Feeler for SML (Simple Markup Language)

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  • From: Len Bullard <cbullard@hiwaay.net>
  • To: "Clark C. Evans" <clark.evans@manhattanproject.com>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Nov 1999 21:21:12 -0600

Clark C. Evans wrote:
> Sounds like many many people are using XML
> in this way *anyway* -- why not give it
> a name?

Because you will need a name to name the name 
you name it.  Gets complex fast.  Standards 
work like that.  Profiles too.  Putting the cat 
in the bag was hard enough.  Want to face a mad 
cat?  Take him out again.

The contract you need in this case is not an 
XML variant.  You need a conformance spec for 
a system design that limits the feature set.  That way, 
you get what you contract for and the market does 
not get confused.

Battle scarred Cowardly Lion

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