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   RE: Feeling good about SML

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  • From: "Gavin Thomas Nicol" <gtn@ebt.com>
  • To: <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1999 15:55:42 -0500

> 1) Tie down what the bifurcation areas that cause XML
> interoperability problems and allow people to throw
> the phrase "XML parser" around with wild abandon.
> e.g. external subset processing, external entity references,
> Unicode encoding(s) supported, location information, etc. etc.
> For arguments sake, lets call this the XML Feature Manifest
> (XMF).
> 2) Tie down a syntax -- presumably canonical XML -- to
> store XFM.
> 3) XML parser writers would be encouraged to provide
> an XFM so that humans and programs alike can determine
> what the parser does and does not support.
> 4) XML Document Creators would be encouraged to
> tack an XFM onto their document collections so
> that humans and programs alike can determine
> what XML features the document-set requires.

This seems like an excellent suggestion...  much better than
inventing another language, and besides, the XFM would be
great input into the SML analysis process.

Personally, I cannot see the value of SML... though I 
understand where people are coming from regarding it. 
If people *really* want another format for high-performance
situations, I'm not even convinced that the XML-ish syntax
is ideal. It seems to me that maybe people are trying to
ride on the XML hype...

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