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

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> >  If people had defined the model before
> > defining the syntax we wouldn't be in this mess.
> If we had tried to define the one true data model before defining XML, 
> either (a) we'd still be in committee meetings or (b) XML would have 
> been yet another big heavy API that would have fallen with a thud on the 
> floor and been generally ignored. -Tim

Could it be that the "model-first" approach is often appropriate for
projects, but does not scale to standardization efforts

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