[SML] Preliminary EBNF for SML

Sean McGrath digitome at iol.ie
Sat Nov 27 09:08:17 GMT 1999

[Don Park]
>SML is a subset in the sense that it meets the
>external parsed entity requirements, XML fragments
>in other words.

An SML document will not be an XML 1.0 document.
No XML 1.0 parser can be used out-of-the box to
parse SML. Your use of "subset" here is

I think this one crosses the rubicon. I have
high hopes for SML. *Please* make is truly
a subset of XML 1.0.

>>If I have understood you right then this
>>blows it for me I'm afraid:-(
>Sorry about that.
Likewise. Sigh. My first gut reaction is
to say "hey, I'll find some like-minded people
and do it myself and call it NBML - No Brainer
Markup Language - or something."  But this is the
rocky road to a faction fight. I don't
want to go there. I live close to one of those
that has been going  on for 300 years so
and I don't need another one.

*Please make SML truly a subset of XML 1.0*


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