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

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The design goals for XML are
    * XML shall be straightforwardly usable over the Internet.
    * XML shall support a wide variety of applications.
    * XML shall be compatible with SGML.
    * It shall be easy to write programs which process XML documents.
    * The number of optional features in XML is to be kept to the absolute 
minimum, ideally zero.
    * XML documents should be human-legible and reasonably clear.
    * The XML design should be prepared quickly.
    * The design of XML shall be formal and concise.
    * XML documents shall be easy to create.
    * Terseness in XML markup is of minimal importance.

Which ones are wrong today?
What's missing?
Were the goals too broad?
Or have they been interpreted too many times in too many different ways?
Is No. 3 out of date?
Regards DaveP


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