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- From: Sean McGrath <email@example.com>
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Sat, 20 Nov 1999 11:12:11 +0000
>The reason SGML has so many optional features is because there were so
>many people who just *had to have* something to make their life simpler.
>Everytime someone says "I don't like PIs" or "I don't like DTDs" or "I
>don't like external entities" or "I don't like non-ASCII" it raises the
>largely bogus spectre of XML 1.1 or XML 2,0 or whatever. It would be a
>sad day to see the SGML declaration reappear as XFM. I
Why would it be a sad day?
1) XML parsers differ in important ways
2) Knowing the differences is useful for XML developers
It seems to me to be a no-brainer to conclude:
3) Having an agreed upon way to document the differences
for both human and software consumption is useful.
Developers Day co-Chair WWW9, April 2000, Amsterdam
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