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   Re: [xml-dev] W3C Successes (RE: [xml-dev] W3C Culture and Aims )

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"Evan Lenz" <evan@evanlenz.net> writes:

> Are you referring to XML 1.0? I always considered it to be a good de jure
> codification of de facto best practices in (i.e. most common subset of)
> SGML. In that sense, Michael's characterization seems better than "real new
> science", let alone a joke...

See my reply to Tim Bray -- I withdraw the word 'science' as it
clearly is confusing the issue, but stand by my claim that substantive 
work was done in the WG: XML went a long way beyond any existing
technology from major web vendors.

  Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh
          W3C Fellow 1999--2002, part-time member of W3C Team
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