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Michael Champion wrote:

> I ended my talk with a *personal* [don't hold any past, present, or
> future employer responsible!] recommendation "Leave evolution to
> Darwin, not Berners-Lee".  In other words, it's time to experiment, to
> develop specs that meet the needs of some specific industry, to see if
> parsing and compression technology for XML text can be dramatically
> improved .... and THEN to come back with data and best practices in
> hand to see if W3C Recommendations can be agreed upon.

I wonder if possible XML simplifications such as Norm Walsh was writing 
about [1] could speed up parsers?
If there were no DOCTYPE, no entities, no default or fixed attributes, 
no limitations on characters used, no default namespaces, etc.

[1] http://norman.walsh.name/2004/11/10/xml20
Oleg Tkachenko
Multiconn Technologies, Israel


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