XML is it happening the right way
lisarein at finetuning.com
Wed Jul 7 03:16:54 BST 1999
Chill out. There's nothing to worry about.
The great thing about XML is that "groups" doing one thing or another
won't hurt the core language in any way; what might be the case if
everything were coming out of one centralized location.
The W3C takes care of the syntax part of it -- so all these different
variants can still talk to each other. When the languages comply with
XML v 1.0 syntax, translation isn't automatic, but it is possible to
accomplish, if needed.
It may indeed seem overwhelming at first, because there are going to be
so many choices (I myself am becoming rather overwhelmed as of late
trying to soak in all the developments and then present them in a timely
manner in a way that will be useful to other people), but I think once
we all get used to this very different idea of FLEXIBILITY of expression
(achieved through a strict syntax), we will begin to appreciate the
advantages of this approach.
enjoy the ride,
Trevor Croll wrote:
> Having looked at so much XML I'm beginning to think that it is all going
> wrong. Many separate groups are developing specific purpose proposals when
> one properly organised one could do the JOB.
> Take XML as the syntax
> take XSL as a display style sheet language
> then add to these additional functionality for eg.. Forms, Variables,
> Wireless, Maths, Chemistry etc...
> What seems to be happening is that the Forms people are re-doing XSL and
> Xpointer and Xlink and adding new stuff
> The Maths are re-doing it
> ie.. every specification is a rework of other specifications instead of an
> organised addition to the existing specification.
> Specs are being defined for applications not for function. I predict the Net
> result will be a confusion and conflicts between specifications if some
> general order is not restored.
> In other words - the XML thing is diversifying into lots of little deviants
> instead of accumulating into one grand specification.
> Trevor Croll
> Litebook Computers
> If we all stand together we can be stronger than when we all stand alone.
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