Proposal Announcement - XML DTDs to XML docs

Simon St.Laurent SimonStL at
Fri May 22 20:14:56 BST 1998

Ron Bourret wrote:
>A couple of comments about the example on your Web page:

Okay, I admit it.  I wrote the examples at the beach.  I tend to be the kind 
of person who prefers to see content stored as text - empty elements as a way 
of life doesn't fit the way I think about data. But for the most part, you're 
right, and thanks for the suggestion.

I had a difficult time deciding whether to leave the examples in the proposal, 
because I'm quite aware that the folks working on XML-Data have a lot more 
experience than I do.  I left them in there primarily to make it clear to 
readers familiar with XML-Data that this proposal was _not_ XML-Data, hoping 
that they would see that it comes from a different orientation (at least as 
far as I can gather from the XML-Data proposal.)  The syntax is less important 
to me than the shift to a document format.

In the next version, the examples will likely disappear, at least for now, as 
the document shifts from being a proposal to an examination of the 
implications of such a model.  

All suggestions for the next version are still welcome - anyone wanting to 
participate in the development of this proposal is welcome to contact me.

Simon St.Laurent
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