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  • To: "Mike Champion" <mc@xegesis.org>,<xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
  • Subject: RE: RE: [xml-dev] Rethinking namespaces, attribute remapping (was Re: [xml-dev] TAG on HLink)
  • From: "Dare Obasanjo" <dareo@microsoft.com>
  • Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 11:24:41 -0700
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  • Thread-topic: RE: [xml-dev] Rethinking namespaces, attribute remapping (was Re: [xml-dev] TAG on HLink)

Yeah, it is noteworthy that two of the most widespread uses of XML on the Web (XHTML and RSS) are rarely even well-formed XML let alone utilizing other aspects of the XML architecture. This is one of the reasons I have no problem with HLink in the context of XHTML but have many issues with trying to make it applicable to the general XML architecture. 

	-----Original Message----- 
	From: Mike Champion [mailto:mc@xegesis.org] 
	Sent: Fri 9/27/2002 11:20 AM 
	To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org 
	Subject: Re: RE: [xml-dev] Rethinking namespaces, attribute remapping (was Re: [xml-dev] TAG on HLink)

	9/27/2002 1:51:54 PM, "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <clbullar@ingr.com> wrote:
	>I am beginning to believe that attempting to work
	>with self-descriptive systems for any given problem
	>in every case is a non-starter.  Well-formedness
	>simply isn't enough for interoperability; portability,
	>yes, but not interoperability.
	I'm not sure if I want to touch this mess, but RSS might
	be considered a counter-example.  Sheesh, the weblog syndicators
	don't even seem to care much about well-formedness, just enough
	syntax constraint to point everyone in more or less the same
	direction.  Still, NewsIsFree.com and a whole bunch of other
	aggregators manage to do a decent job of extracting a reasonable
	amount of meat from the tag soup.
	This is, admittedly a REAL simple use case (they only look for
	a small number of tags in a very flat XML hierarchy) but seems
	to at least minimally prove the concept that well-formed XML
	is more than a "non-starter."   Getting those folks to agree
	on a common schema is EMPRICALLY a non-starter :-)
	(Apologies to Eric and others who have labored in that vineyard!).
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