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RE: [xml-dev] XML 2.0 Specifications and working groups
- From: John Evdemon <email@example.com>
- To: "'firstname.lastname@example.org'" <email@example.com>,firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2001 09:03:22 -0700
On Friday, October 12, 2001 8:08 AM, David Lyon wrote:
> Since XML 1.0 has been with us for around 4 years, it seems
> to me that it may well be time that some specifications for version 2.0
> to take place.
I'm sure there's a logical reason for this opinion, but I cannot seem to
come up with one.
Just because something is mature doesn't mean its time for an upgrade.
> Back to business though, I've spoken with a lot of business
> users and they are saying that they would like a more lightweight, faster
> and smaller beast than XML Version 1.0 has become.
XML Version 1.0 hasn't changed (aside from some errata corrections) since
How has it become such a big beast?
> Reliability and interoperability have proved problems in the
> eyes of some people also. Many of these issues could be resolved in
XML is not a protocol - it has nothing to do with reliability. XML is,
obviously, quite interoperable.
> I'm interested in hearing from anybody with an interest in
> working on the XML 2.0 specification as well as those who may be
> sponsoring the efforts.
The closest thing to another version of XML these days might be Blueberry
. Blueberry intends to provide broader Unicode support.