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   Re: [xml-dev] Remembering the original XML vision

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Rick Jelliffe wrote:

> SGML - 85 pages (in my printed copy) without the annexes
> XML - 52 pages (printed out from a web browser, at a medium to small setting) 
> Add a couple of pages for XML 1.1 without the appendixes.  

Fair enough, but if you remove all the unicode-character apparatus from 
XML 1.0 you probably cut that in half.  Which is one of the only 
important *technical* differences between XML and SGML - SGML was really 
underspecified on what a "character" was.  At the end of the day XML's 
main technical contribution may turn out to have been that it dragged 
Unicode into the mainstream. -Tim


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