Opportunities for XML-DEV

Bob Parks bobp at lightlink.com
Sun Sep 13 22:02:00 BST 1998

Peter wrote:
>What we have discovered is that there are very few XML documents currently
>being delivered over the WWW. For many of us who see XML as a communication
>medium *and philosophy* this is a pity. I think it makes it harder to
>develop tools to work with specs like XLink, XPointer, Namespaces because
>we don't have example documents to work with. And this is cyclic, because
>those creating documents don't have tools to create documents with and
>don't have people who can read them. So, at the moment we can only talk
>about those applications.

I have a 50,000 headword dictionary and thesaurus of English that can
fairly easily be converted to a simple XML representation. Would
availability of this text for research help stimulate application
development? What sort of applications?
Bob Parks

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