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   Re: Gutenberg Project <longish>

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  • From: Len Bullard <cbullard@hiwaay.net>
  • To: Ann Navarro <ann@webgeek.com>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2000 20:39:31 -0600

Ann Navarro wrote:
> So, if I don't use your vocabulary, I'm incompatible?
> XML, in good part, is about *not needing* to pick one single way to do
> things. You don't need to have people declaring 'best viewed in X browser'
> any longer.
> There's nothing incompatible nor non-interoperable about well-formed and
> valid XML.

XML cannot fix the "best viewed in X browser" problem.  That is as 
much a problem of different frameworks as markup.   Well-formed 
and valid XML is a syntax and a namespace; not more or less.  The 
promise of interoperability and compatibility requires an architecture 
with well-defined semantics and testable conformance.


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