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   Re: RE: [xml-dev] Painful USA Today article (was RE: [xml-dev] ANN: REST

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On 21 May 2002 at 17:30, Mike Champion wrote:

> Would anyone seriously argue that XML
> would be taken more seriously if RELAX NG and other challenges to
> the orthodoxy just went away?  

Bits like RNG provide the insights and clarity needed to understand 
the complexity of the orthodoxy.

> I suspect that the best way forward is
> to define what it is that we all agree works, refactor the specs
> to put all this at the core, experiment with various ways to built
> on top of the core, but freely admit that we're exploring 
> multiple ideas about schemas, query languages, web services architectures,
> etc. and the *real* standards for these aren't baked yet.

Sounds interesting, but XML 1.0 is (imho) not among the TR's that 
need refactoring.


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