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Re: [xml-dev] XHTML 2 Working Group won't be renewed?

On Thu, Jul 9, 2009 at 4:25 PM, Jim Tivy<jimt@bluestream.com> wrote:
> Not a good idea for an open interoperatable data format.

If part of the spec is a way to figure out what delimiters are being
used in any given instance, then I'd argue the exact opposite.  I
believe this was the case for SGML (anyone?)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Hunsberger [mailto:peter.hunsberger@gmail.com]
> Sent: Thursday, July 09, 2009 7:31 AM
> To: Pete Cordell
> Cc: XML Developers List
> Subject: Re: [xml-dev] XHTML 2 Working Group won't be renewed?
>> From: "Michael Kay"
>>> One problem is that the more universal you want to make it, the more
>>> contexts it has to be unambiguous in: for example XQuery has problems
> with
>>> {uri}local because it already uses "{" extensively.
>> If you get really desperate you could do something Perl-esque where you
>> choose your delimiters.
> Didn't SGML allow you to choose your own delimiters (in general)?
> --
> Peter Hunsberger

Peter Hunsberger

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