OSS vs W3C? was: Next Round

John Cowan cowan at locke.ccil.org
Thu Jan 21 19:47:51 GMT 1999

Matthew Sergeant (EML) wrote:

>         Having said all this I do think the XML spec is a triumph of a
> closed team, although I personally would have disposed of <!NOTATION>...

IMHO the objections to notations are really reactions to the
failure of the XML spec to explain its purpose: datatyping.
A notation can be applied to the #PCDATA content of an element
(via a NOTATION attribute) or to an external file.  The general
failure to understand this causes new mechanisms for datatyping to be
constantly reinvented.

John Cowan	http://www.ccil.org/~cowan		cowan at ccil.org
	You tollerday donsk?  N.  You tolkatiff scowegian?  Nn.
	You spigotty anglease?  Nnn.  You phonio saxo?  Nnnn.
		Clear all so!  'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)

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