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

I do believe it was said that XML would be successful when it was as
transparent as TCP/IP.  Is it not then a sign that it is successful.  Taking
from the network paradigm IPv6 has been implemented transparently to a lot
of users that now employ it.

It would make sense to me to have a mixed content model and would simplify
some of the work I perform.

By the way, hello Simon.

-----Original Message-----
From: Len Bullard [mailto:len.bullard@uai.com] 
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2008 3:04 PM
To: Simon St.Laurent; xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: RE: [xml-dev] ten years later, time to repeat it?

Amazing how that works out.  I'd love to have a few shekels for every time I
was beat over the head about the MCM.  But like attributes, they seem to be
a natural feature of the way we organize information even if an illogical

You might be right about the users, but the systems implementers would
notice PDQ.  How would you like to rewrite Visual Studio?

len (evil geniuses for a better tomorrow)

From: Simon St.Laurent [mailto:simonstl@simonstl.com] 
Len Bullard wrote:
> In those days, while the sites that did use SGML were quite large and
> 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
> 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.

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