Crossposting to XML-DEV and XML-L (was Re: Parents and children (was RFD: comp.text.xml))

Peter Murray-Rust peter at
Sun May 3 23:36:04 BST 1998

[crossposted to XML-L intentionally]
At 15:45 03/05/98 -0400, Paul Prescod wrote:
>I think that we could end this flamewar quite simply. XML is an SGML
>Since there is no proposal, there is nothing to argue about and
>argumentation is wasted breath.

This discussion (?flame war?) is being carried on in duplicate on XML-L and
XML-DEV. I believe it's a good thing to post only to a single list unless
the posting is of *very* general value. (Automatic replies without reading
the list of recipients is hardly ever a Good Thing.)

I also suggest that on XML-DEV we favour discussions that seem to be
leading to something concrete - whether software, resources, protocols or
merely reshaping the future of the human race. 

In arguing for a new newsgroup it's worth making sure that the current
organs fill different and non-overlapping roles. As I said I'm deliberately

Relax... hack some SAX...


Peter Murray-Rust, Director Virtual School of Molecular Sciences, domestic
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