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   RE: [xml-dev] SML: Second Try

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> What I WANT as a result of current effort is a simple and not 
> necessarily
> complete syntax that text editors and development tools will commonly
> support as an alternate view of XML documents.  

But is the result an alternative view of XML syntax, or an alternative
syntax of the XML Infoset?

I think it's pretty much going to wind up being the latter, for better or

> What I DON'T WANT to see is this syntax being used to 
> exchange or store
> data.

Can you enforce that constraint? <g>

BTW, I'm not arguing against your efforts; I'm pointing out what I see is a
consequence of having the results of those efforts widely adopted.  And
you're not the only one working along such lines of reasoning.

If we get a plethora of interchangeable syntaxes, then they have a common
juncture to be coherent. 


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