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Bill de hÓra wrote:
> 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.
Namespaces in XPath is a large contributor to why people dislike
namespaces yes. To be honest I wouldn't want to replace my XPath QNames
with Clarkian notation, they'd become a touch hard to read. What I would
love to see on the other hand would be more usage of the xmlns()
XPointer scheme everywhere XPath is available. It would be oh so simple.
> Prediction: whatever replaces XML will look something like RNC or YAML -
> it won't be binary.
Heartily agreed, though it may include a binary syntax (that would be
one permathread fewer :). At the same time, I sure hope it looks nothing
like RNC or YAML, they're not exactly the best syntaxes for text-heavy