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   Time to put SGML out to pasture? (was RE: [xml-dev] Why would MS want t

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> Of course if you used � to encode NUL in text then that would not
> be an issue. But I dislike this because its not in line with SGML.

FWIW, James Clark said in his speech at XML 2001 that we "should be free to
stab the SGML community, what's left of it, in the back"  because it's now
more important to clean up XML's foundations than maintain SGML

Stabbing in the back seems cruel, but what about a putting it out to pasture
for a dignified retirement ... Is it time to say "goodbye, Ol' Paint, you've
been a good pony" to SGML, and find a younger and sturdier mount for the
journey ahead?  

Or has Ol' Paint learned to smell the wolves lying in wait for us, and we
should keep him around? <grin>



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