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"Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
| IMO, the non XML format is only a pain for a parser writer.
And an XML format would be a pain for the human reader/maintainer.
| For the author, once learned, I think it easy and comfortable,
| particularly as I've said before, because one doesn't get lost in
| element elementness or attribute attributeness.
Indeed. The typical schema "document" is practically all "markup". The
syntax was designed to unobtrusive when there's lots of #PCDATA. When
there's hardly any text content, the relentless progressions of pointy
brackets and quoted strings does *not* make for readability.
| No, GIs are NOT types anymore than PE names are types.
Yea, verily, what he said.
| I'd drop parameter entities.
Time to develop proper syntactic forms where PEs were pinch-hitting. I'd
say the SGML Extended Facilities (Annex A of ISO 10744) would be a good
place to start mining for ideas.