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   Re: RE: [xml-dev] Stupid Question (was RE: [xml-dev] XML doesn'tdese rve

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On Tue, 2002-03-05 at 15:48, Mike Champion wrote:
> >We do seem to work a lot to preserve well-formed options.
> Well, well-formedness brought us to the party, IMHO.  We
> would be a lonely group of SGMLers whining about the incompatibilities
> between Word and HTML, and CORBA and DCOM, and wishing that the
> world would just take a sip of our KoolAid -- XML would have
> never "taken off" without the WF "foot in the door." 

Also, saying "show me this information as well-formed XML" is a pretty
good way to assess how deeply complicated all the hidden bits are.
Simon St.Laurent
Ring around the content, a pocket full of brackets
Errors, errors, all fall down!


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