What Clean Specs Achieve, WAS: Colonialism, SAX, Java, and Namespaces

Clark Evans clark.evans at manhattanproject.com
Mon Feb 8 21:18:04 GMT 1999

John Cowan wrote:
> Rob Schoening scripsit:
> >   XML has nothing of the kind.  I hate to sound pessimistic, but if things
> > are left to evolve this way, XML is going to become just another
> > open-standard *file format*.
> Yes.  That's what it is!  That's *exactly* what XML is!

I agree.  It's a hierarchical file syntax.  It's much more flexible
than CVS, INI, DB3, etc.  However, it would be nice to have a standard 
API for dealing with streams using this syntax.  *smile*

:) Clark

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