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Re: Is XML-Link Rocket Science?

From: Jon Bosak <bosak@atlantic-83.Eng.Sun.COM>
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 1997 16:48:58 -0800
Message-Id: <199702110048.QAA08292@boethius.eng.sun.com>
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
CC: bosak@atlantic-83.Eng.Sun.COM
| 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.

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