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RE: almost four years ago....

They believe what their heros tell them to 
believe.  That is mammalStuff.  Every day 
I have to accept that the guy in the white house 
knows more than scientists about global 
warming, that the oil executives understand 
why gas prices soar when supply is abundant, 
why in each case, someone chooses my choices.

But when it comes to XML, them is us and that 
is why we come here everyday and *discuss* our 
options.  What we choose becomes the choices 
those not well-trained to choose here can.

After all of that, let me say, I am more often 
than not very pleased with the results.  This is 
a smart and thoughtful community.  It chooses 


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

-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Flynn [mailto:peter@silmaril.ie]
Sent: Friday, June 15, 2001 8:58 AM
To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: RE: almost four years ago....

At Friday, 15 June 2001, "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <clbullar@ingr.
com> wrote:

>XML 1.0 is.  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.

Yes, it's mildly amusing to see people and companies who had
previously said they couldn't possibly use SGML because it
was "too difficult" now embracing XML even for unsuitable apps
because it's new and has an X in it :-) 


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