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   Re: [xml-dev] limits of the generic

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Tim Bray asks:
> By the way, in what way is this 7-year-old citation relevant to what 
> we're talking about here now, and why did you post it? -Tim

Dunno, Tim.  Seemed like it was worth finding out if your 7-year
opinions of the Web technologies of 1995 still had much to do with your
decision-making process today.

We seem caught this week on the same set of problems I encountered
reading your article in the first place: you seem to think that the
HTML-based Web is inferior, and I seem to think that it does pretty

> Don't know about you but I regularly change my opinions when
> confronted with compelling evidence that they're wrong.  I recommend
> this practice.

I seem to remember putting a lot of effort into XLink - an
implementation, a lot of presentations, a panel discussion at Software
Development, etc.  I've definitely changed my opinion, having concluded
it was wrong.

Simon St.Laurent - SSL is my TLA
http://simonstl.com may be my URI
http://monasticxml.org may be my ascetic URI
urn:oid: is another possibility altogether


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