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>>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.
>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!