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(was: Software lock in?)

On 03/22/2017 07:54 PM, Peter Flynn wrote:
Given that hardly any automotive documentation is in XML (or even SGML)
any more ("too hard"), it's probably moot for this group, unless we want
to start a user-supported tractor-documentation project:-
I would argue, smilingly, that Peter's "too hard" observation is on-topic. Dead center, even. Is XML the future of XML? Such a question can never be ruled out-of-order.

If the XML community doesn't choose to respond to change, or even acknowledge it, it is moribund. Adapt or die.


P.S.: SGML was "too hard", too. The transformation into XML involved shedding features that, in retrospect, were solutions to problems that had once been considered compelling.

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