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   Re: [xml-dev] heritage (was Re: [xml-dev] SGML on the Web)

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W. E. Perry scripsit:

> I believe that I have been consistently a stickler for well-formedness in
> XML:  my first exchange with Peter Murray-Rust on this list emphasized the
> importance I attach to well-formedness, though in that case by contrast
> with those who believed that something more than simple well-formedness
> was required for XML to be truly useful. 

Right enough, but I've never understood *why* you thought it was so important.
Your general scheme of things would work equally well if there were no
syntactic agreements at all.

A practical purist named Cowan		[that's me: jcowan@reutershealth.com]
Once put the rest of us dowan.		[on xml-dev]
    "Your verse would be sweeter	http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
    If it only had metre		http://www.reutershealth.com
And rhymes that didn't force me to frowan."	[overpacked line!] --Michael Kay


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