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RE: Sun and independent developers

From: Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2001 16:31:28 -0400
Message-Id: <p04330105b7bede0197f3@[]>
To: <paulo.gaspar@krankikom.de>, <xml-rpc@yahoogroups.com>, <soapbuilders@yahoogroups.com>, <decentralization@yahoogroups.com>, <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>, <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
Cc: "Tim O'Reilly" <tim@oreilly.com>
At 9:09 PM +0200 9/7/01, Paulo Gaspar wrote:

>What you are saying also applies to XML, HTML and other "languages".
>I mean, what can be more generic than XML (eXtensible Markup Language)?
>Or more generic than HTML (HyperText Markup Language)?

I don't think so. The analogous case would be if either of these were called simply "Markup Language" or perhaps "ML". Both HTML and XML were invented after long experience with many different markup languages so no one presumed that they would be the only one or the last one. XML Schemas and XML-RPC, by contrast, were out the gate relatively early. It's not clear that their inventors gave serious thought to the idea that they might not be the only such language. If they had, then they might have picked less generic names. 

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