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   RE: SGML, XML and SML

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  • From: "Don Park" <donpark@docuverse.com>
  • To: <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 16:14:02 -0800

>But yes, if Microsoft had backed s-expressions, XML would not be where
>it is today. And nobody would be whining that XML is way too large and
>complicated for many applications. That might be a good thing.
>DSSSL-style S-expressions would be MUCH better for 
>representing property
>relationships than XML is, and property relationships are 
>pretty central
>to e-commerce and all sorts of machine to machine communication.
>SML people: think on this.

I don't understand what 'this' is.  Are you suggesting that SML should
be abandoned in favor of S-expressions or are you saying that S-expressions
didn't fly so SML won't either?

FYI, SML does not have the three problems.  It is just hairless XML.


Don Park    -   mailto:donpark@docuverse.com
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