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RE: A few things I noticed about w3c's xml-schema

Right on, Rick.

XML was created by the SGML community at large 
and directed and made concrete by a self-selected 
group of individuals, really.  No one should be 
too concerned because this is all documented 
stuff they can look up.  

What one should and some have noted is that 
there are now as there have always been, 
different factions with technical points of 
view.  That is normal, healthy, and completely 
unavoidable.   We sit here daily debating the 
various technologies we are presented with 
not to establish polities, name names, 
bronze shoes, or create new cults of personality. 
We are comparing our experiences and various 
backgrounds to come to understandings of 
the application boundaries of these technologies 
so we may present to our customers and the 
net community at large, coherent explanations 
of how to choose among these.

Entities such as XML.COM attempt to make sense 
of this, and others such as ZDNET proseletyze. 
It does become confusing and when it does, 
we come back to XML-Dev and discuss what we 
know, what we remember, and what we believe. 
Among all that, we tend to sort out the right 

And the next day, we do it again.  It's all good.


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

-----Original Message-----
From: Rick Jelliffe [mailto:ricko@allette.com.au]

Let alone Dave Peterson, who was involved in SGML before the ISO standard
came out in 1986. (And he was using for database transfers back then, by the
way.)  The real founders of XML are, more than anything, the founders of
SGML, since XML is mostly SGML with the configurable bits lopped off.