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   Re: [xml-dev] Time to put SGML out to pasture? (was RE: [xml-dev] Why wo

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Simon St.Laurent wrote:

> (And of course, I'm deeply depressed that XML has become _more_ complex
> than SGML in many regards.)

Cheer up.  XML may not be layered perfectly, but at least it is
layered to some degree: schema langs above Namespaces above XML 1.0.
SGML was a bucket of bolts, with each application being able to
declare which parts it implemented, but no real layering.
We have *not* gone from bad to worse, really.

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