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Re: Parameter entities vs. GI name gro

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 03 Jul 1997 17:46:36 -0500
Message-ID: <33BC2BCC.75BF@w3.org>
To: Peter Flynn <pflynn@m-net.arbornet.org>
CC: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
Peter Flynn wrote:
> Paul Prescod <papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca> writes:
>    Aren't large, complex documents with large,
>    complex DTDs the reason we are *here*?
> No, that's what "full" SGML is for. The ethos of XML is simplicity,
> isn't it?

I don't believe the simplicity of XML is inconsistent with
large, complex documents. But I don't expect that those
large, complex documents will fit into the web context without
at least a little bit of engineering effort.

Information providers who want to preserve their investment in SGML
should expect to do a little bit of work to interoperate
with the explosion of dead-simple XML tools and clients
that I expect to see.

It's not like large complex documents are a square peg and
XML is a round hole, but the folks with those large documents
should be prepared to shave off the corners a bit.

Dan Connolly, Architecture Domain Lead
Received on Thursday, 3 July 1997 18:45:48 UTC

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