Streaming XML (Was RE: XML Information Set Requirements, W3C Note 18-February-1999)

Marcus Carr mrc at
Tue Feb 23 21:46:10 GMT 1999

Mark Birbeck wrote:

> len bullard wrote:
> > Mark Birbeck wrote:
> >> If you think about it, it is quite unique in the
> >> history of software engineering to have an
> >> agreed standard which allows us to check
> >> whether a document that we had no part in
> >> designing the layout for, is valid.
> > Not to be tendentious, but some of us having been doing that for at
> > least a generation now.  SGML works.
> Hello Len, I was using my words carefully! SGML has of course been
> around for a while, and been very important for document management and
> generation. But in the world of software engineering we are constantly
> reinventing the wheel; coming up with new file formats, parsers,
> transmission mechanisms, and so on. So, in the world I'm in, XML *is* a
> unique and unprecedented contribution.

Why do I feel as though I've just been patted on the head?


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