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  • From: David Megginson <david@megginson.com>
  • To: xml-dev@xml.org
  • Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2000 09:57:39 -0500 (EST)

The OED (an XML-like project, if not XML itself) is now online at


That in itself is cool.  The fact that they think they'll convince Web
users to cough up US$550.00/year for single-user access on a slow
server, on the other hand, is just plain pathetic.  I'll stick with my
old print edition and magnifying glass for a little while longer.

In the mean time, the Encyclopedia Britannica is free and, after the
initial glitches, now quite fast:


Does anyone know what kind of markup technology they use behind the

All the best,


David Megginson                 david@megginson.com

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