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RE: "XML isn't going to win any prizes for technical elegance." - wasRE: James Clark on Markup Languages and XML

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

-----Original Message-----
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.