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Michael Champion wrote:
> I personally would like to see us try to hit that window of
> opportunity and evolve XML along a middle path.
The issues I see in the wild with XML are mostly structural, not interop.
Putting XML inside other XML is still too hard. Part of that happens
because envelope metaphors are taken too literally. Part of it happens
because XML grammar efforts, especially container formats, are usually
chartered to think up a storm about what might go on inside their
format, but are remarkably thought-free about what might go on when
their format is inside someone else's. This is why the default namespace
is broken as designed - it enables container markup to happily trash
what's being contained. I'm amazed it hasn't been deprecated.
The other consistent problem is encoding, especially through cut and
paste - we need unicode-smart clipboards!