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Tim Bray scripsit:
> Not only that, but it's kind of what's happening. If I may indulge in
> horrid overgeneralization, there seem to be two kinds of XML projects:
> those where they send some emails and examples back and forth and are
> now in production, and those where they strike a task force to assemble
> the schemas, and the project is still in committee stage. -Tim
Reuters Health takes a third road, the Fascist-Publisher approach.
"All our news conforms to one of these two DTDs. One is a subset of
HTML with some additional elements, the other is IPTC NewsML. Take it
or leave it." [In fact we publish in plain text, too.]
The only problem with this approach is the following too-often-repeated dialogue:
Me: We can provide you with news in HTML.
Hapless Customer: Don't you have XML?
Me: Our HTML news *is* well-formed XML. [It would be valid, but there
is no DOCTYPE declaration, to prevent hammering on our DTD.]
HC: But we want XML, not HTML!
Me: As I say, our HTML news *is* well-formed XML. [Noch einmal]
First known example of political correctness: John Cowan
"After Nurhachi had united all the other http://www.reutershealth.com
Jurchen tribes under the leadership of the http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
Manchus, his successor Abahai (1592-1643) email@example.com
issued an order that the name Jurchen should --S. Robert Ramsey,
be banned, and from then on, they were all _The Languages of China_
to be called Manchus."