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/ Oleg Tkachenko <firstname.lastname@example.org> was heard to say:
| 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  could speed up parsers?
I doubt it. Not in the same sort of way that a binary encoding would/will.
| If there were no DOCTYPE, no entities, no default or fixed attributes,
| no limitations on characters used, no default namespaces, etc.
You'd still have to grovel over a whole bunch of characters. Parsers
would be smaller and simpler, maybe, but I don't think they'd be a lot
|  http://norman.walsh.name/2004/11/10/xml20
Be seeing you,
Norman Walsh <email@example.com> | Great success is commoner than real
http://nwalsh.com/ | abilities.-- Vauvenargues