SML - an alternative

Philip Nye philipnye at
Wed Dec 1 11:13:15 GMT 1999

"Stephen T. Mohr" wrote:
> People who have built parsers claim the alleged complexity of XML isn't a
> problem for them *as XML stands*.  Not having built one of my own, I'll take
> their word for it.

Then why do most XML parsers:
a. choose to exclude an arbitrary set of features e.g. PIs, external
entities etc.?
b. consistently fail conformity tests?

This is the foundation on which a huge superstructure is rapidly being
built willy-nilly.


Philip Nye
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