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when to use XML, RFC3117 [was: Review of Web Architecture doc - WD-webarch-20031209]

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2004 18:02:25 -0500
To: Graham Klyne <gk@ninebynine.org>, Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>, Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>
Cc: Larry Masinter <LMM@acm.org>, public-webarch-comments@w3.org
Message-Id: <1091228544.4378.101.camel@dirk>

A while back, GK wrote
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webarch-comments/2004JanMar/0024.html
> Section 4.5.1:
to wit http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-webarch-20031209/#xml-when
> Another reference with discussion relating to this topic of choosing to use 
> XML can be found here:
>   http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3117.txt , section 5.1
> 
> [for information]

which we're tracking as
http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/2003/lc1209/issues.html?#klyne25

We discussed (well, triaged it) it this week
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2004Jul/att-0020/_tag.html

and I said I'd look into it. After swapping it all in,
All I can say is: I defer to Chris and Norm.

Some details...

Yes, section 5.1 of RFC3117 is pretty reasonable, and I don't
mind at all if we cite it near

  The discussion here should be seen as ancillary to the content of [IETFXML].

perhaps

  ... of [IETFXML]. The topic is also discussed in [APPDESIGN].


Actually, that sentence surprised me a little -- [IETFXML] is
about IETF Protocol, which is closely related to Web technologies,
but doesn't completely subsume it.
(I looked up ancillary to make sure I understood it... "Of secondary importance")

Anyway... [IETFXML] seems to be an Internet Draft from
Nov 2002; why doesn't it cite RFC3117 (which dates from November 2001) I wonder?

Anyway, this seems like a reasonable informative citation to add to webarch.
Norm, I'm happy for webarch to cite it. Chris, I expect you'd agree,
but I wouldn't mind confirmation.

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Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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