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Re: [xml-dev] ten years later, time to repeat it?

Len Bullard wrote:
> In those days, while the sites that did use SGML were quite large and housed
> mission critical data and were mostly in the US.  Today we have a problem
> identifying what the most significant uses of XML are and where the
> significant uses of XML are.  The ones we do know about, on the other hand,
> are spread all the way across the planet.

Remember that I'm only talking about a clean subsetting.  And, to be 
honest, I suspect 90% or more of users wouldn't notice even if their XML 
parser was mysteriously replaced with a parser that only took the subset.

Sure, it's difficult, though.

 > <pointedTroll>
 > Are you actually DEFENDING the Mixed Content model, Simon?
 > </pointedTroll>

It's the only place where I see XML as having a significant advantage 
over JSON or YAML, so yes, I suppose that constitutes a defense.

And heck, 97% of my work involves mixed content of some sort or another.

Simon St.Laurent
Retired XML troublemaker

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