Word and XML (was: XML standards coherency and so forth)

David LeBlanc whisper at accessone.com
Mon Jan 25 17:32:19 GMT 1999

I think HTML itself left the door open by allowing ommited tags. Wasn't it
one goal of xml to close the loose idea of what what good markup is?

I think that xml offers the potential correct things with good tools that
enforce adherence to a dtd is a good step towards selling "basic
principles"; that is if we stop talking about it so much and develop a bit
more <grin>.

Dave LeBlanc

At 03:50 PM 1/21/99 -0500, Simon St.Laurent wrote:
>To put it bluntly, 'violating basic SGML principles' isn't something the
>vast majority of the HTML community has cared about - ever.  Convincing
>them that they should care about 'violating basic XML principles' is a lot
>easier, partly because there's a lot less to explain, but this stuff isn't
>as obvious as a lot of SGML and XML folks would like to think.
>There's a long road ahead, and putting it down to 'violations of basic
>principles' isn't going to get us anywhere if we don't figure out how to
>sell those principles without sounding like latter-day Puritans.
>Simon St.Laurent
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