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   Re: [xml-dev] re: The J2ME pseudo-XML botch

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Sean McGrath wrote:
> [Tim Bray]
>  >It's OK to define a custom language for your own purposes, but it's 
> not OK at all to use the term "XML" in
>  >describing it; 
> Interesting.
> Basically every XML editor/ETL/database loader I have ever come across 
> is non-conformant to
> the XML 1.0 specification in some way or other.
> The world is full of "xml parsers" that only support bits of XML 1.0. 

Etc... there's a word for these situations: "bugs".  Bugs are a fact of 
life and we fix them and deal with them.  When someone writes a 
specification for a potentially-very-important software library and 
writes the bug into the definition, that's a different level of 
seriousness. -Tim


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