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Re: An open plea to the W3C (was Re: XInclude vs SAX vs
- From: Tom Bradford <email@example.com>
- To: Tim Bray <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2001 12:50:27 -0700
Tim Bray wrote:
> Markup isn't *about* anything. Namespaces aren't
> *about* anything. They are labels. They provide part
> of the infrastructure you need to build edifices of
> schemaware and displayware and ebizware and so on.
Everything is *about* something else, including markup and namespaces.
If something wasn't about something else, it would have no reason to
exist. Markup and namespaces are *about* labeling things, but so are
many other formats, so XML has to be *about* something more than that in
order to justify its existence. What it's about is becoming more lost
in the sh*t pile as time passes.
If it wasn't about anything do you think you would have put so much time
Tom Bradford The dbXML Group, L.L.C. http://www.dbxmlgroup.com/
Desktop, Laptop, Settop, Palmtop. Can your XML database do that?