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Re: [xml-dev] XML 2.0 Specifications and working groups


That's right. I see XML 2.0 as a way to remedy:

> a list of putative mistakes, dubious decisions, omissions 

This is what I am sure that we all want to see.

And it's not that XML 1.0 is that bad, I'm not saying that. It's just that it 
could do well with some tweeking here and there to make it more consistant 
and better able to deliver in real life systems.

I'm particularly interested in collecting a list of issues with the XML 1.0 
specifications as they apply to the practical world and then translating 
these into something more positive. It may be that XML 2.0 might be bigger 
and better, or it may be that it's smaller, faster and more succinct. That's 
up to us where we all wish to take it.


David Lyon

On Saturday 13 October 2001 09:22, Jeff Greif wrote:
> I think that Len meant that being around 4 years was insufficient
> justification in itself for starting work on XML 2.0; rather, a list of
> putative mistakes, dubious decisions, omissions and potential enhancements
> would drive people to initiate action.  Of course, you probably didn't mean
> that being around 4 years was a good reason in itself either.
> Jeff
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "David Lyon" <david@globaltradedesk.com>
> To: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <clbullar@ingr.com>; <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
> Sent: Friday, October 12, 2001 3:59 PM
> Subject: Re: [xml-dev] XML 2.0 Specifications and working groups
> > Claude,
> >
> > I disagree with your statement about difficulty. There are many parts of
> > xml 1.0 that are particularly difficult and innefficient. One only has to
> > look to the questions posted on this list to see that.
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