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  • From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <clbullar@ingr.com>
  • To: Daniel.Veillard@w3.org
  • Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2000 10:48:19 -0500

Not fishy, but contextural.  Perhaps I should 
have said, the designers.  My reference is not 
to the XML application developers, a category 
that did not exist prior to the specification 
of XML, or xml-dev, but to the designers of the specification, 
most of whom were SGML developers.  

I agree that most of the XML developers were not 
SGML developers.  That is why they don't know 
the facts of the history of the development, the 
reasons for the features in SGML, or how to discriminate 
between fact and fiction in a presentation except to 
ascribe hero status to journeyman effort.

Len Bullard
Intergraph Public Safety

Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h

From: Daniel Veillard [mailto:Daniel.Veillard@w3.org]

On Thu, Jul 13, 2000 at 09:06:20AM -0500, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
> 3.  As most/all of the XML developers 
> were SGML developers,

 Hummm, this one really sound fishy to me...

Sorry but I wasn't an SGML developper, ever.
90% of the people I know use my XML code or write
XML code parser or XML based apps were not in
the SGML familly (most of they were at best in
grad school at that time :-). I also think that
95% of them are *not* on xml-dev


P.S.: those people work in the Gnome/Linux and
      other free software projects. Maybe it's just
      a different familly of developers not stricto
      sensus XML developers


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