Great controversies of XML

Simon St.Laurent simonstl at
Thu Jan 13 22:52:46 GMT 2000

I'm pondering a list of "XML's greatest technical controversies" for a
training session.  They're areas I plan to cover in greater depth once we
get past the basics.

So far, I've got:

1. Namespaces
2. Whitespace, Ignorable or Otherwise
3. External Entities
4. External Resource Support in General
5. Choosing Elements vs. Attributes
6. Internal Subsets

I know there are more that we address at least every three months, but I'm

All suggestions are welcome.

Simon St.Laurent
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