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   Re: [xml-dev] SML (was Elliotte Rusty Harold on Web Services)

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uche.ogbuji@fourthought.com (Uche Ogbuji) writes:
>I do not dispute that WS folks and SML folks and the Water/ConciseXML
>have all found legitimate problems with XML for their purposes.  My
>point is that they are so outweighed by those who have found XML quite
>usable (if inevitably imperfect) for their own purposes.

I worry about this argument, in large part because I see the number of
people working with Web Services outgrowing the number of people who
care about markup.  I'm not sure that "outweighed" is a safe point to
argue from over the long term.  The cost of changes to XML 1.0 might be
a better place,  but even that cost/benefit seems likely to turn.

I've long hoped that the WS people would fork away from XML and leave
markup folks to do their own cleanup without the pressure of the WS
folks around.  I can't see that happening at the moment, and continue to
worry that the weight will shift.

I'm aware that you're not fond of worrying, of course.

Simon St.Laurent
Ring around the content, a pocket full of brackets
Errors, errors, all fall down!
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