Must XML be SGML compatible? (Was: An incompatible CData idea)
cbullard at hiwaay.net
Wed Oct 29 04:14:27 GMT 1997
Paul Prescod wrote:
> My argument for keeping XML a subset of SGML goes like this
> The language that we use to encode humanity's knowledge should be a true
> standard and not merely a "recommendation." That means that it should
> be built upon our democratic institutions and not vendor consortiums.
Well said, Paul.
I suggest also, if we play this long enough, there
won't be significant differences between SGML and XML
*in common practice*. That's a goal that's easy to agree on but
takes many hands at the table to achieve.
First, demonstrably useful software. Version 1.0.
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