Re: Is XML-Link Rocket Science?

| Will a full implementation of XML plus all of its final component
| technologies (link, dsssl-o stylesheets, catalog support, etc.)
| require the likes of James Clark to make a complete system? It's fine
| that the W3C SGML Working Group Reference Implementation do the job,
| but if it's become another SP then we have another SP: an absolutely
| phenomenal tool, but an enormous hurdle for developers to create from
| scratch. If validation of XML is as complicated as SGML, then what is
| the point of differentiating it from SGML?

Because you don't need validation for XML to be useful.  XML makes
possible a very large number of lightweight applications that only
need to know that a document is well-formed.