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XML 1.0 is simple. was: RE: almost four years ago....
- From: Jonathan Borden <email@example.com>
- To: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,"Williams, David" <DAVID.WILLIAMS@ca.com>, email@example.com
- Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2001 09:49:26 -0400
> XML 1.0 is.
This is the key point. Here is XML -- XML is itself simple. It _enables_ you
to be simple, but if you want to be complicated, go ahead.
Perhaps we should stop talking about the family of specs surrounding XML as
if they _are_ XML itself. That is to say, defining "XML in totality" is akin
to defining binary logic (simple) and defining the latest multiGHz Pentium
IV with a gazillion gates _as_ part of "binary logic in totality".
> The family of specs around it
> are not. You can teach XML 1.0 in about
> half a day. The rest can take three semesters
> and then a year of practice. Once out of the
> simple instance, XML specs specify a system.
> Taken in totality, XML is now much harder
> then SGML and throwing the combined specs
> onto a floor would kill the first three
> rows of the audience.