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   RE: [SML] Whether to support Attribute or not?

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  • From: "Gavin Thomas Nicol" <gtn@ebt.com>
  • To: <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Sun, 28 Nov 1999 21:20:40 -0500

> >Again, if SML is designed solely to remove the "complexity" 
> from XML, then I think it is entirely misguided... [...]
> Or rather, it is not just technically guided.  Complexity has 
> initial costs and recurring costs -- learning curves, 
> building apps on top of XML, time-to-market, revisiting old 
> problems, technical support, software maintainability, etc.

I don't buy the rationale that a new syntax is needed to address
the problems here. At the end of the day, the people who actually
*use* the systems built around XML should give a tinkers cuss
one way or another... it should be hidden from them.

The XML that is most important is the XML that can't be seen...

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