Use cases for XML failure (was Re: #2 Re: [SML] Whether to support Attribute or not?)

Walter Underwood wunder at
Tue Nov 30 17:54:40 GMT 1999

At 07:02 PM 11/27/99 -0800, Don Park wrote:
>SML is not about doing what XML *cannot*.  SML is about
>creating an ideal tool.

"ideal". For what use? That is why the use cases are important.
Without use cases, "ideal" is meaningless.

Also, highly-optimized solutions tend to be evolutionary dead
ends. I prefer tools that may not be perfect, but are well-defined,
widely-used, flexible, and have room for extension. Like XML.

Walter R. Underwood
Senior Staff Engineer
Infoseek Software
GO Network, part of The Walt Disney Company
wunder at (my product)

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