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- Subject: RE: [xml-dev] SML (was Elliotte Rusty Harold on Web Services)
- From: "Dare Obasanjo" <email@example.com>
- Date: Sun, 2 Feb 2003 14:18:41 -0800
- Cc: "Simon St.Laurent" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,<email@example.com>
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- Thread-topic: [xml-dev] SML (was Elliotte Rusty Harold on Web Services)
When I think of marked up documents, I think of human readable content marked up with machine readable metadata while when I think of config files and other data interchange scenarios I think of machine readable content marked up with human readable metadata. These are two very different design scenarios. In the latter case very few features of XML are needed and when you whittle them down (check out the recent WWW-TAG discussions) you're left with something that looks like angle-bracketed CSV or sharp edged S-expressions.
From: Bill de hÓra [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Sun 2/2/2003 11:50 AM
To: Dare Obasanjo
Cc: Simon St.Laurent; email@example.com
Subject: Re: [xml-dev] SML (was Elliotte Rusty Harold on Web Services)
Dare Obasanjo wrote:
> 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). Developers and content creators that use XML for things like RSS feeds, config files, an exportation format for databases, wire communication language, etc are not using XML as markup and outnumber those who do.
I have a hard time figuring what the difference between a config
file in XML and a 'real marked up' document in XML are, in your
terms. Sounds like a distinction without a difference.
Bill de hÓra