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   Re: [xml-dev] How to spell "No PSVI" in XSLT 2.0 ?

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Mike Champion <mc@xegesis.org> wrote:

| OK, so why did the SOAP folks not find comma-delimited ASCII
| suitable for their needs? 

Because pointy brackets were in fashion.

| And why did they determine that DTDs cause more trouble than they 
| are worth?

Did they really determine this?

Let's see:  SOAP doesn't need IDs, entity references, or default values 
for attributes.  It doesn't even need mandatory encasing of attribute
values in single or double quotes.  A simple Lisp like syntax (as in PICS)
could have served just as well, not to mention making implementation of a
parser all but trivial.


Pointy brackets are still in fashion.


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