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Simon St.Laurent wrote:
> email@example.com (Elliotte Rusty Harold) writes:
> >Unique names make the API design a lot easier.
> I'm not convinced at this point that API design is a great priority for
> markup language design either.
> Heck, I'm cooking up my own APIs, largely with the intent of dealing
> with issues that XML API designers (and to some extent XML 1.0's
> creators) didn't consider important.
You are not the first to desire this. Indeed the concept of SGML "Groves"
was intended to allow a full fidelity representation via an API of an SGML
document (or any arbitrary subset as desired).