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   RE: [xml-dev] Underwhelmed (WAS: [xml-dev] XOM micro tutorial)

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Arjun Ray [mailto:aray@nyct.net] wrote:

> | There were and are plenty of language-specific APIs for SGML/XML
> | processing, and none of them need to interoperate with each other.
> | This isn't something that the W3C needs to standardize IMO.
> I agree.  The formlization of an infoset spec is not only enough, 
> it makes DOM irrelevant.

+1. Standardizing APIs across languages does nothing but make them
harder for everyone to use. It seems that some of today's most
commonly-used and popular APIs have stayed as far from standardization
as possible. 

One of the keys to XML's success is that it doesn't enforce a
programming model or specific API. 

Aaron Skonnard <http://skonnard.com>, DevelopMentor <http://develop.com>
   Essential XML Quick Reference available online in PDF format...

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