A Modest Proposal -- <wink>
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Sat Nov 13 11:47:37 EST 1999
[Magnus L. Hetland, on Sat, 13 Nov 1999]:
:: But - if you have XPPMS, why do you need XWTSNTSDL? You could just
:: This is some text <wink>
:: <wink>This is some text</wink>
:: and Bob's your uncle... Then you can use standard XML tools... :)
I am against this notion, for several reasons.
1. XPPMS should disavow any attempt to do anything useful. I thought we
had all agreed to this. It's in the spec!
2. It gratuitously introduces containment and well-formedness, which,
in turn, threatens several key objectives of XWTSNTSDL, XGNBAML, and
* Make XML software significantly harder to write
* Make source files significantly harder to read
We must be especially cautious not to introduce any changes at
this point which might make XML easier to teach to beginners.
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