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

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Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:

> 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.  

1) Default namespaces
2) DOM
3) No Clark notation in XPath (or XML) -see 1 for details.
4) Whitespace
5) DTDs

I have no doubt that default namespaces will in time be considered 
the worst idea foisted on this community. It's where all that 
cleverness someone else alluded to is.

Prediction: whatever replaces XML will look something like RNC or 
YAML - it won't be binary.



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