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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!



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