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Re: Presumption of XML's Stability (was RE: XML Blueberry (non-ASCIInamecharacters in Japan))
- From: "Roger L. Costello" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: email@example.com
- Date: Mon, 09 Jul 2001 13:17:55 -0400
> > XML was specifically designed to be stable on the
> > order of thousands of years.
> I would be very interested to hear the views of the
> members of the original XML WG as to the truth of
> this assertion.
Here's what Tim Bray said on this list on April 4, 2001:
"In the closing days of getting XML 1.0 out the door, a
lot of *reasonable* requests for enhancements were, in
good software engineering style, kiboshed as being "for
1.1". Once 1.0 got out the door, everyone developed a
strong case of (healthy IMHO) paranoia about screwing
with the thing, and personally I'd be astounded to see
anyone take on XML 1.1 in my lifetime; the cost is very high and the
need doesn't seem that great..."
(Hope it's okay to quote you Tim.) /Roger