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   Common XML - Final Review Draft

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  • From: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>
  • To: xml-dev@xml.org
  • Date: Tue, 01 Aug 2000 16:46:28 -0400

At 04:14 AM 8/2/00 +0800, Rick JELLIFFE wrote:
>First, let me start by saying that the new draft of Common XML is really
>excellent. I read it last night and I was not subject to any of the fits
>of violence that must so terrify other, more mild-mannered,
>correspondents.  Anyone starting making an XML system publishing XML
>blind (i.e., you do not have control over the receiving systems) is well
>advised to read it. I believe Simon commented on SML-DEV that he is
>preparing to release the new version soon, and he will no doubt publish
>the URL.


A brief description, from Section 1 of the draft:
Common XML begins with a frequently used and thoroughly reliable subset of
features provided by the XML 1.0 and Namespaces in XML W3C Recommendations.  
Common XML defines a very small core, but allows developers to move beyond
core if needed.  Additional features from XML 1.0 and Namespaces are still 
available. This specification includes descriptions of the impact of features 
beyond the core on interoperability.

Comments are welcome, either to the editor (me) at simonstl@simonstl.com,
or to the SML-DEV mailing list:

We're hoping to close review by September 1 and move toward a final
release.  If Rick liked it, I'd like to think we're doing something right.

This document is the product of a mailing list, not a formal organization,
so our publishing process is still in development, of course!

More information on SML-DEV work is available at:

Simon St.Laurent
XML Elements of Style / XML: A Primer, 2nd Ed.
http://www.simonstl.com - XML essays and books


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