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Re: XML and STEP

From: Jon Bosak <bosak@atlantic-83.Eng.Sun.COM>
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 1997 09:34:41 -0700
Message-Id: <199704281634.JAA05104@boethius.eng.sun.com>
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
[Daniel Rivers-Moore:]

| The question has been formally put to the XML working group as to
| whether XML will deliver sufficient functionality, and sufficient
| rigour, to meet the needs of STEP. If XML is able to rise to this
| challenge, then STEP-SGML harmonisation could in practice become
| STEP-XML harmonisation, and the Web technology, through appropriate
| Intranets, could be used to exchange data between STEP databases. If
| (as some believe) XML, given its choice of simplicity of
| implementation over full power, will be incapable of meeting the needs
| of STEP, then full SGML and HyTime are likely to be involved in any
| STEP-SGML harmonisation.

I don't think that the burden of proof falls on this group to prove
that XML can meet the needs of STEP.  I think that it's up to those
who believe that XML is incapable of meeting those needs to tell us
where it falls short.

Jon
Received on Monday, 28 April 1997 12:35:07 EDT

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