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Re: Re: [xml-dev] ID/IDREF is evil

On 02/19/14, Michael Kay wrote:

> Similar idea to FtanML which freely borrows from JSON:

Not really, but I understand why you think they're similar.

 > If you're changing the syntax, I don't see any merit in retaining XML's weird set of attribute types.

The purpose of the change was precisely to make the "weird" types explicit in the instance. As to the why of the "weird" types, maybe 99% of the XML world have no idea whatsoever (and probably care even less, since they were NIH).

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