Don Park donpark at
Sat Nov 20 00:12:15 GMT 1999

>But yes, if Microsoft had backed s-expressions, XML would not be where
>it is today. And nobody would be whining that XML is way too large and
>complicated for many applications. That might be a good thing.
>DSSSL-style S-expressions would be MUCH better for 
>representing property
>relationships than XML is, and property relationships are 
>pretty central
>to e-commerce and all sorts of machine to machine communication.
>SML people: think on this.

I don't understand what 'this' is.  Are you suggesting that SML should
be abandoned in favor of S-expressions or are you saying that S-expressions
didn't fly so SML won't either?

FYI, SML does not have the three problems.  It is just hairless XML.


Don Park    -   mailto:donpark at
Docuverse   -

xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev at
Archived as: and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1
To unsubscribe, mailto:majordomo at the following message;
unsubscribe xml-dev
To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo at the following message;
subscribe xml-dev-digest
List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa at

More information about the Xml-dev mailing list