Feeler for SML (Simple Markup Language)

Jelks Cabaniss jelks at jelks.nu
Fri Nov 12 05:32:18 GMT 1999

Liam R. E. Quin wrote:

> Suppose that an SXML document had a head and a body, but that the body
> could contain whatever XML you wanted.
> The head would contain, optionally,
> * definitions of repeated fragments
> * metadata about the document
> * an optional reference to a Schema, so as not to have
>   to use processing instructions or comments
> * an optional erference to one or more style sheets, again
>   avoidig these silly processing instructions

I think this is actually going to be called "XML Packaging".  I say "think",
because the W3C has not officially described what XML Packaging is to include,
but several members have said that it should include the above.

>  <SXML:OBJECT NAME="Gribble">My name is Gribble</SXML:OBJECT>
>  <P>Ths is Gribble. <SXML:USE WHAT="Gribble" /> </P>
> An SXML parser wold not need to understand namespaces, only to allow
> colon (:":) in identifiers.

Yeah, but those colons turn SXML into CXML ...  :


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