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RE: "XML isn't going to win any prizes for technical elegance." - wasRE: James Clark on Markup Languages and XML
- From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: Dylan Walsh <Dylan.Walsh@Kadius.Com>,XML-DEV Discussion <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 08 Jun 2001 10:51:32 -0500
The issue is when technical elegance at the material
level of code conflicts with the colonization of the
information itself. In short, even if technically
inelegant, in the time-forward evolution of the
system, markup is now a winner and successfully
reproducing at an accelerating rate. On the issue of
medium and message, McLuhan was exactly wrong.
Never confuse elegance with popularity. Bach
sucks in a disco.
Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h
From: Dylan Walsh [mailto:Dylan.Walsh@Kadius.Com]
The above quote is from the article. I wonder does this mean that he
believes XML is too similar to SGML, or not similar enough, or something
It was a good interview to read.