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

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[Sean McGrath]
 >>In my experience, they always hit a bunch of gotchas if they stray beyond
 >>the gang-of-four concepts of start-tag, end-tag, attribute and pcdata.

[Tim Bray]
 >I agree with the idea of staying with 
start-tag/end-tag/attribute/pcdata.  Most people do.

Tim's statement is a very important one. When XML works it world because people
keep it real simple - using only a subset of XML 1.0. This is *exactly* what
the Web Services folk have done.

Its ironic. A couple of years ago I was part of an attempt to specify this 
core and got shot down for it. Along comes Web Services, SOAP etc, they subset
XML and nobody even whimpers!

Oh well.



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