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Re: The relentless march of abstraction (fwd)

To be clear, I am being misquoted. I did not say, nor do I believe that XML
should follow that rule. I believe parsers should be very strict. Otherwise
it's all mishegas. Dave

----- Original Message -----
From: "Robin Berjon" <robin@knowscape.com>
To: "David Megginson" <david@megginson.com>
Cc: <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2001 11:33 AM
Subject: Re: The relentless march of abstraction (fwd)

> At 11:41 27/02/2001 -0500, David Megginson wrote:
> >I agree with Dave Winer, however, that XML
> >violates the primary Internet law of being conservative in what you
> >produce but liberal in what you accept.
> I agree, but violates seems to imply that it's a bad thing. I think that
> law has shown it's limit with the explosion of HTML. When addressing an
> audience of people that large, generally unconcerned with compliance to
> whatever so long as they can put something out there (and perhaps make
> money with it) the more liberal you are the more liberal people will
> you to be. It quickly becomes a vicious circle, with the vicious
> consequences we know.
> -- robin b.
> "Chance is irrelevant. We will succeed." -- 7o9
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