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Re: Scope of W3C recommendations; core issue for polyglot & DRM

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2013 14:07:37 -0500
Message-ID: <5106CC79.5020801@openlinksw.com>
To: www-tag@w3.org
On 1/28/13 1:40 PM, Noah Mendelsohn wrote:
> Possibly, and if so I apologize. I confess that I've only found the 
> time to read selected posts, but it seemed to me that Larry's note and 
> various notes including yours together raised the questions: "is it 
> appropriate for the TAG to devote energy to W3C technologies that 
> would only see significant use in closed environments", and and if 
> that's so, "is XML such a technology"?  I was responding to the 2nd 
> point: I believe that XML is an example of a technology that does 
> remain widely used on the open Web as well as in more closed 
> environments, and for which there are significant synergies. 
Put differently, XML usage and relevance (at broad Web-scale) is on the 
decline. Thus, its status within W3C has to factor in this reality.

Web Developers, as Web a user constituency, are moving away from XML. 
Thus, squeezing XML into places where it doesn't belong only leads to 
unnecessary problems.

XML can stand alone, distinct from HTML.

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