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   Re: [xml-dev] XML is not extensible

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Tim Bray wrote:
> Bill de hÓra wrote:
>> Let's be clear about what XML extensibility is. When we say XML is 
>> extensible, we are saying encoding a domain specific language in XML 
>> allows that language to be extensible
> No, not at all.  All the "X" part of the name means is, you can make up 
> your own tags.  

Yep. You use XML to inscribe another language. You don't/can't 
extend it (to create what some folk would call little language).

> The real problem with the name "XML" (and with the title 
> of your posting) is that XML isn't a markup language.  Snicker. 

You're not saying anything counter to what I've said already, so I'm 
not sure where the problem is. Perhaps we're in violent agreement. 

Bill de hÓra


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