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Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:
>> I think the SGML world got it right on this one.
> As proven by the massive success of SGML, and the complete failure of
> XML. :-)
So your view is that XML is successful because XML documents can contain
any old slop? Slop is good?
That must come as a surprise to the readers who have consulted your many
books to find out the ins and outs of DTDs and schemas and how to use
them sensibly. What a waste of time, eh?
It may be true in the Internet at large that documents _do_ contain any
old slop. You don't have to reach much further than RSS to find plenty
of examples. It doesn't follow that this is a good idea. It is one thing
to observe chaotic behavior; quite another to practice, encourage and