Is XML getting too hard? (was: Re: More on Namespaces...)

James Robertson jamesr at
Wed Aug 19 03:39:22 BST 1998

At 11:27 19/08/1998, Simon St.Laurent wrote:

  | David Megginson writes:
  | >If James doesn't need Architectural forms, DSSSL, and HyTime in SGML,
  | >then he shouldn't need namespaces, XSL, and XML-Data (which seems to
  | >have been obsoleted by DCD anyway) in XML, unless someone decides to
  | >start cramming them down all implementors' throats whether they will
  | >or no.
  | True - but does anyone else need that stuff either?  Okay, that's going
  | far. But does everyone else need it?  I don't think so.  This train is
  | too fast, and apparently has no brakes.  I never thought I'd complain
  | standards moving too _quickly_, but XML seems to be breaking new ground
  | many different ways.


I can change the world with only: XML, some DTDs, and a useful range of
XML-aware editors, manipulators, converters, etc. Simple stuff
applied widely.

So: let's get the tools sorted out for one standard before moving
on to all the rest ...



James Robertson
Step Two Designs Pty Ltd
SGML, XML & HTML Consultancy
jamesr at

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