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   Re: opposition to ISO XML?

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  • From: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
  • To: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <clbullar@ingr.com>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2000 12:58:42 -0500

"Bullard, Claude L (Len)" wrote:

> I had
> some private email with one of the ISO functionaries
> who would logically be involved in such a thing and
> his comment was one of opposition to ISO rubberstamping
> W3C specifications.  He expressed that if ISO were to
> be an active partner in the development of a specification, then
> there would be a benefit to such a partnership, but that
> to merely put ISO numbers on W3C specs is a waste of time.

Sure.  The logical thing for an ISO XML would be a normative
subset/application of SGML, defined as such, that just happened
to be 100% compatible with W3C XML.  James Clark's W3C Note
(http://www.w3.org/TR/NOTE-sgml-xml) would be a logical base document.

Of course, there are just soooo many people in the community who
are ready, willing, and able to work on such a thing....

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