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The improper use of an 'XML' label is a fair concern. On the other
hand, its use, qualified so as to indicate that it is something
different or additional, is a signal that something is working to
maintain a majority of semantics and idioms of XML.
Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:
> At 11:59 AM -0500 4/9/04, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
>> Calling it XML-something may be a stretch.
> Good point. If someone, possibly even the W3C, chooses to invent some
> binary syntax for labelled trees, that happens to solves some problems
> XML doesn't solve or doesn't solve well, that's perfectly OK. I might
> even write a book about it. :-)
> It's only when, instead of letting the new format succeed or fail on
> its own merit, they mislabel it as XML, confuse people, and pollute
> the XML environment, I begin to get anxious and start dusting off the
> flame thrower.
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