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   Re: [xml-dev] XML should NOT be a new programming language

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Simon St.Laurent scripsit:

> On Sat, 2002-03-02 at 11:23, Mike Champion wrote:
> > There *does* seem to be a trend toward defining alternate non-XML syntaxes 
> > for such things; for example, the XQuery people seem to have decided that 
> > their initial requirement for an XML version of the query syntax doesn't 
> > meet a strong real-world need, and the RELAX-NG people have defined an
> > alternate typist-friendly syntax that directly maps onto the normative 
> > XML syntax.  
> I love to see that kind of stuff - RELAX NG seems to be an especially
> friendly approach.

I missed this when Mike posted it.

Technically, the non-XML syntax for RELAX NG is strictly James Clark's
invention, and has no official status.  However, the RELAX NG TC has
decided that there will be an official syntax, and it wouldn't be
astonishing if it looked a lot like James's.

John Cowan           http://www.ccil.org/~cowan              cowan@ccil.org
To say that Bilbo's breath was taken away is no description at all.  There
are no words left to express his staggerment, since Men changed the language
that they learned of elves in the days when all the world was wonderful.
        --_The Hobbit_


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