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Re: An open plea to the W3C (was Re: XInclude vs SAX vs

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
into it?

Tom Bradford  The dbXML Group, L.L.C.  http://www.dbxmlgroup.com/
Desktop, Laptop, Settop, Palmtop.  Can your XML database do that?