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   Re: [xml-dev] ConciseXML syntax and compatibility

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When I say that Word 6 "is-compatible-with" Word 5,
it often means that any Word 5 document can be read by
Word 6, and that Word 6 can write the in Word 5 format.

That doesn't mean that Word 6 *is* Word 5 when you
say that they are compatible.

ConciseXML is a new syntax.  It is *not* the XML 1.0
syntax, however, any XML 1.0 document is a valid
ConciseXML document.

According to the first definition of "compatibility" in
compatibility: capable of existing together in harmony

I believe ConciseXML fits that definition.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>
To: <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
Sent: Friday, January 17, 2003 12:48 PM
Subject: Re: [xml-dev] ConciseXML syntax

> uche.ogbuji@fourthought.com (Uche Ogbuji) writes:
> >My objection to their usage depends heavily on custom within the
> >community.  I thought this would go without saying, but I guess
> I've always assumed that "compatible with XML" meant "would pass
> an XML 1.0 parser without a fatal error".  There are lots of ways to
> subset XML and remain compatible on those terms.
> Beyond that, I use the more generic term "markup" for material
> still syntactically-structured text.
> --
> Simon St.Laurent
> Ring around the content, a pocket full of brackets
> Errors, errors, all fall down!
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