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RE: Error in XML documentation?

From: (wrong string) çois Yergeau <yergeau@alis.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2000 14:02:38 -0400
To: "'Alex Golden F-65 coop'" <agolden@mitre.org>, <xml-editor@w3.org>
Message-ID: <002b01bfe12b$0c3c6070$7d8011ac@fyergeau2.intra.alis.com>
> The abstract states:  ... "Its goal is to enable generic SGML to be
> served, received, and processed on the Web in the way that is now
> possible with HTML"... Is it supposed to say that, or : "... and
> processed on the Web in the way that is not possible with HTML"?

The former.  Because of its complexity, SGML is hard to serve, receive and
process on the Web as simply as HTML.  XML attempts to make (a subset of)
SGML as easy to use as HTML.  The sentence does not address the difficulties
of using HTML arising from the lack of standards conformance, but the XML
spec itself addresses the issue through draconian error handling (in short,
"conform or die", no tolerance for sloppy XML).

François Yergeau
Received on Wednesday, 28 June 2000 14:15:12 UTC

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