Re: Java-based XML browser and implementation comments
Peter Murray-Rust wrote:
> I have just completed a preliminary distribution kit for my XML/CML
> browser JUMBO (Java Universal Markup Browser for Objects) and you are
> welcome to have a play. The points relevant to the WG are:
> The main point is that I thought that XML was a subset of SGML and 5
> minutes with vi would fix the files. Not so. I think people will not
> be very happy to have to have two version of files for entity sets. I
> suspect there will be a real need for tools that 'convert SGML to XML'.
> A general conclusion is that you will need to give a good deal of help
> to people who want to convert from SGML. There are bits which aren't obvious
> and bits which you might expect to be there and aren't. This conversion is
> not just the document instances, it's the whole lot. (This isn't meant
> to sound negative... but it will be even harder for PhaseII).
That is bad news. If XML is a complete break with SGML, then
there is trouble ahead. The San Diego conference could have some
rough moments if the attendees are knowledgeable.