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> There are also lots of incompatible versions of HTML, JavaScript,
> and Flash yet I don't see the Web falling down around our ears.

I'd have said the ECMAScript and HTML specs do relatively well in terms of
compatibility. I've no idea about Flash.

> The entire point of XML was so that lots of [incompatible]
> formats should flourish on the Web. You really should read your
> history. SGML on the Web. Learn it, live it, love it.

Kindly excuse my ignorance. I had no idea incompatibility was one of XML's
design goals.



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