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

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> Simon, the markup folks are already outnumbered by the folks who are simply using XML as a general purpose mechanism for exchanging or representing structured data (i.e. people who'd be happy with S-expressions).

So you say.  I certainly haven't seen anything in my own experiences to 
corroborate that.  But as Simon rightly chided me, it doesn't really matter.  
It's not a matter of dumb scales.  It's a matter of general choice.

> The only difference is now some of those people have decided to influence the directin and future of XML & it's attendant technologies instead of just using it for what they want and ignoring  the dream of "SGML on the Web". 

If these folks would only admit that the direction they are going is distinct 
from XML, there would be no problem.  What you describe is basically a fork, 
with the unfortunate error of appropriating the lineaments of the original 

Uche Ogbuji                                    Fourthought, Inc.
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The open office file format  - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/librar
Python Generators + DOM - http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2003/01/08/py-xml.html
4Suite Repository Features - https://www6.software.ibm.com/reg/devworks/dw-x4su
XML class warfare - http://www.adtmag.com/article.asp?id=6965


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