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   Re: [xml-dev] Partyin' like it's 1999

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Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
> A radical suggestion:  maybe what they really need are binaries 
> and the creation of a binary specification can provide a subset 
> of what is expressible in XML.  They aren't the same, just that 
> it might be easier to create a subset outside XML The Spec.

I've been hearing that a lot recently. If it's true, maybe we should 
keep it hush-hush for a while ;)

> Ok.  Any parties interested in posting their favorite five 
> bad problems with XML in order here?  I wonder what the 
> consensus is on the top two.  (XML, not XML apps like 
> XSD.)

   1) DTDs
   2) other legacy cruft
   3) DTDs
   4) more legacy cruft you always forget is there
   5) DTDs

Robin Berjon


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