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- Subject: Re: [xml-dev] The subsetting has begun
- From: Gavin Thomas Nicol <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2003 02:06:42 -0500
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On Wednesday 26 February 2003 04:00 pm, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
> Walter, as much as I respect you, this is like
> saying all rifles should be handmade: in other
> words, no interchangeable parts.
The point is that even though *some* uses of rifles benefit from mass
production, it is unreasonable to expect *all* rifle components to be
interchangeable. After all, a Lee Enfield is great as a bush rifle, but I
wouldn't want to use it if I was a sniper.
> The days of SGML-pre-ESIS were a nightmare because of that.
Sure, but you also know that even though a lot of good things were done with
the ESIS, many/most *applications* didn't use it.