groves dissent

Arjun Ray aray at
Tue Sep 28 04:16:34 BST 1999

On 27 Sep 1999, David Megginson wrote:

> Unfortunately, AFs came out with three strikes against them: they were
> developed by ISO (yawn!), they were introduced as an appendix to the
> very long and intense HyTime spec (awk!), and they weren't very webby
> (oops!).  They also hit a foul with their convoluted mechanism for
> attribute mapping.

And they were ejected by the Ump for failing to give C++ programmers warm
fuzzy feelings. 

> I agree with Eliot Kimber and others, though, that eventually XML will
> need something like AFs.

Then I gotta "disagree"... XML needs something like AFs *now*!


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