XML is boring (was Re: coming clean with the SGML crowd)

Michael Kay M.H.Kay at eng.icl.co.uk
Sat Sep 12 13:37:19 BST 1998

>>Looking at XML from a data centric
>>perspective, there are things in it that are worthless,
>>for example.
There are some things that are worthless, like the
distinction between elements and attributes.
DTD's are not worthless in this context, but they are
grossly inadequate.
I share the view that XML today is primarily interesting as
a way of storing and transmitting complex information
I hope it will some day also be useful for presenting the
information content of a document to a browser for
rendition, but that is futures.

Mike Kay

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