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Umm... XML has always had DTDs.  Some wanted to 
take them out initially, but that was a bad idea 
on the face of it.  Defining new application languages 
for that job was always a possibility, and now a 
reality, but ten years ago, like using SGML to 
code for graphics, it was a political non-starter 
even if it did occasionally happen in the wild.

I remember some discussion about ASN.1 and SGML 
'getting together'.  It died in the rush to HTML. 
The web put aside many projects of worth while 
the whole world tried to go up the learning 
curve together.  Now we're there and things are 


From: Bob Wyman [mailto:bob@wyman.us]

For a long time, XML didn't have
schemas, but even that is fixed now. (Now there are many XML schema
languages -- including ASN.1).


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