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clbullar@ingr.com (Bullard, Claude L (Len)) writes:
>The "essence"?  Disapprovingly?  No.  I 
>simply don't like to see the clarity of 
>the XML 1.0 specification muddied by attempts 
>to use XML as a brand name for platforms. 
>That's retrograde.

That's a lot of why I'm talking less and less about XML and more and
more about markup.  

I've found that it's a much freer generic universe, one where developers
can focus on the work once again without concern for all the stories
they've heard about the XML brand.  It makes it much easier to get past
various flavors of propaganda.

Mike quoted Martin Gudgin:
>My objective is very much like Tim's -- to maximize the value of the
>XML "brand name".  That requires careful consideration of what is of
>the essence.

As much as I like Martin, his refining of the "essence" corresponds
alarmingly well with my understanding of "dilution".  Strange world

Simon St.Laurent
Ring around the content, a pocket full of brackets
Errors, errors, all fall down!
http://simonstl.com -- http://monasticxml.org


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