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   Re: [xml-dev] is XML complete?

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AndrewWatt2000@aol.com writes:
>You must have been at those mushrooms again! :)

No, I just take a slightly narrower view of what XML is.

>There is a ton of work ongoing on XQuery (and therefore also on XSLT
>2.0 and XPath 2.0). And, if my guess is correct, they will pretty much
>go straight on to add update functionality to XQuery.

XQuery is a toolkit for working with XML, not part of XML itself.  (The
same can be said of XSLT, though XSLT was pretty clearly part of the
original style project.)

>And SVG is under ongoing development. Hopefully an SVG 1.2 first WD to
>appear soon. With SVG 2.0 not far behind. And an SVG / XForms profile.
>Oh ... and XForms 1.0 itself.
>And XSL-FO just beginning to get decent implementations. XSL-FO 2.0
>Oh ... and all those XML Security specs.
>Oh ... and let's not forget all that "clever" Sem-Web stuff.
>Um ... complete? Nope.
>Not to forget all the AABSABI stuff - Add A Bit Subtract A Bit Infoset
>And a minor thing called SOAP / Web Services ... WSDL ... with WSXL,
>WSIL etc coming up behind.
>Somehow I see infoglut being much more of a danger than boredom due to

None of that is particularly about XML, however.  With the possible
exception of XML Security, which seems to be largely an adaptation of
existing security specs to XML structures, those are all applications of

I expect XML applications will go on for another decade or more
regardless of whether there's any change in the XML core.  It's (often)
good stuff, and it's interesting, but it's about using the
infrastructure XML provides rather than building the XML infrastructure.

Simon St.Laurent - SSL is my TLA
http://simonstl.com may be my URI
http://monasticxml.org may be my ascetic URI
urn:oid: is another possibility altogether


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