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Re: Parameter entities vs. GI name gro

From: Paul Prescod <papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Thu, 03 Jul 1997 21:08:31 -0400
Message-ID: <33BC4D0F.27DAB665@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
Peter Flynn wrote:
> No, that's what "full" SGML is for. The ethos of XML is simplicity,
> isn't it? 

No. The ethos of *HTML* is simplicity. The ethos of XML is simplicity
married to expressive power, otherwise why bother? HTML is already
simple. If it isn't simple enough we could roll it back to HTML 2.0.

Dan: If large complex documents are the peg and a language without a
mechanism for managing repitition in the schema is the hole then jamming
one into the other sounds more like chopping than "shaving."

 Paul Prescod
Received on Thursday, 3 July 1997 23:00:19 UTC

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