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Re: [xml-dev] MicroXPath proposal

On 01/13/2011 11:10 AM, Simon St.Laurent wrote:
> It's all a pretty normal cycle.  I spent a few years giving talks that
> were largely modified reinventions of past SGML practice, pointing out
> that there were gaps in some of the pruning choices made.

In fact, it occurs to me that a lot of the Micro*[1] proposals are
really application profiles, very similar to the purpose for which the
SGML Declaration was intended.

If we can enumerate a set of features and come up with a standard syntax
for expressing those features, then there could be a means of
negotiation in which one application says, “If you support these
features, you can handle my content,” and another application can make a
determination of whether it is adequate.


[1] Not to be confused with Microstar.
Chris Maden, text nerd  <URL: http://crism.maden.org/ >
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