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> Von: Eric van der Vlist <email@example.com>
> Datum: Tue, 05 Mar 2002 13:51:26 +0100
> An: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Betreff: Re: [xml-dev] XML doesn't deserve its "X".
> Klaus Backert wrote:
>> may be, I got it wrong all the time, but I thought that XML is a
>> (meta-)language by means of which I construct markup languages - and this is
>> the extensibility. I use XML like this for 3 years now because it matches my
>> needs - and I will go on. IMHO, the extensibility of XML is a builtin fact.
> If by extensibility you mean the ability to create your own language, yes.
> If you also mean the ability to include new information in an existing
> vocabulary, I think that XML has failed so far.
Including new information into an existing vocabulary (= inserting character
data into an XML-document, which is built according to a problem-specific
language - do you mean this?) is part of my job (doing it by editor and by
own applications). No problems with this too. Could you specify how XML has
> And the ability to extend (and evolve) the XML specification itself is
> still to be seen...
An all-time problem, I know very well ;-), but IMO not specific to XML.