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

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  • To: "Joe English" <jenglish@flightlab.com>,"xml-dev" <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
  • Subject: RE: [xml-dev] SGML->XML->? (was Re: [xml-dev] SML: Second Try)
  • From: "Dare Obasanjo" <dareo@microsoft.com>
  • Date: Thu, 6 Feb 2003 14:20:08 -0800
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  • Thread-topic: [xml-dev] SGML->XML->? (was Re: [xml-dev] SML: Second Try)

I share this sentiment 

-----Original Message-----
From: Joe English [mailto:jenglish@flightlab.com] 
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2003 2:16 PM
To: xml-dev
Subject: Re: [xml-dev] SGML->XML->? (was Re: [xml-dev] SML: Second Try)

Dave Pawson wrote:
> Jeff Lowery wrote:
> > > So would the XML community be okay with defining a subset of XML?
> >1.  Nobody agrees on what the subset is
> I think it would make an interesting conversation if the original gang

> of ?? (less than 10??) sat down again today, and defined *sgml for the

> web*, with 20-20 hindsight.
> I wonder how todays version would vary from XML as we know it?

My bet: it would look almost exactly like XML-SW (XML 1.0, minus DTDs
and entities, plus XML Base, plus the Infoset, 
plus XML Namespaces) minus XML Namespaces.

(Or maybe XML Namespaces would be included, but only
out of fear that whatever was invented next to replace
it would be even worse.)

--Joe English


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