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   RE: [xml-dev] SGML->XML->? (was Re: [xml-dev] SML: Second Try)

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Dave asked what the original gang of n would do. 
Given that Tim had that one looked over and commented 
on by members of the gang, it is still what they 
might do in hindsight, or their guess but an educated one.

I'm no lover of namespaces although the idea is neat, 
but mostly because the idea of URIEverywhere is kind 
of flakey.  

One day I am told that URIs are NotAlwaysDerefenceable 
then a year later, they are.  So let it roll.

One must keep an open mind if not an open pocketbook. 
I was trained to believe that verboseness was of 
minimal importance, and for SGML document systems, 
that tended to be true.  Now I'm tasked to write 
a schema for a messaging system, one that essentially 
must replicate an existing 
and am told to acronymize the tag names down 
to three-character names because "size matters much".

Ok.  No Size Fits All but at least I'm not trying 
to explain XML profiles to them too.


-----Original Message-----
From: Simon St.Laurent [mailto:simonstl@simonstl.com]

clbullar@ingr.com (Bullard, Claude L (Len)) writes:
>I believe it would look like Tim Bray's XML-SW.

I wouldn't count on that, given the endless hours spent on largely
useless namespace discussions.  Given a chance to start clean, I'd hope
other pathways would be considered.  (And xml:base?  Geez.)

Not that anyone's likely to start clean, of course. 

Simon St.Laurent
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