an unfilled need

Arjun Ray aray at
Tue Sep 7 07:47:37 BST 1999

On Tue, 7 Sep 1999, Rick Jelliffe wrote:

> Firstly, W3C does not control XML to the extent that they can control
> other syntaxes, because XML is SGML. 

XML is a W3C trademark.  I think that settles the "ownership" question.

> Secondly, I think that if Microsoft made a successor to XML, it is quite
> possible it could be better than XML is, learning from experience. 

Just as Outlook Express is a "better" newsreader than the many that went

Experience is one thing.  Track record is another.

> If Microsoft cares to give me a million dollars, I am prepared to
> develop such a thing! 

But Ricko, that's why they won't give you a million dollars!;)


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