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Re: [xml-dev] Memorable quotes from Balisage 2013

On Sun, 2013-08-11 at 18:30 -0600, Uche Ogbuji wrote:

> I do understand that XML had ambitions of ruling the Web, and of course it
> did not succeed in that. 

I don't think XML itself has or had ambitions :-) and the first group of
people working on XML were really trying to put SGML on the Web and not
to displace HTML. As Jeni Tennison put it at XML Prague, if we'd been
trying to replace HTML, the design of XML would have been very

> Another good observation. I think this might have to do with the NOSQL
> revolution and developers in a gleeful hurry to throw off the BDSM shackles
> of SQL and strongly-typed languages.

Wait, BDSM shackles are good or bad here?

XML use is currently increasing, as far as I can tell, mostly in and
around publishing.


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