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Re: Winning battles but losing the war

From: Jon Bosak <bosak@atlantic-83.Eng.Sun.COM>
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 1997 10:17:38 -0800
Message-Id: <199702131817.KAA10708@boethius.eng.sun.com>
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
CC: bosak@atlantic-83.Eng.Sun.COM
[Todd Freter:]

| > Yes.  I cannot emphasize too strongly the importance of this point.
| > HTML is almost perfectly suited to the problem space it was originally
| > designed to address, and for that reason it will probably be around
| > for decades to come.  It is a big mistake to position XML as
| > competition to HTML.  XML is not going to take over HTML's problem
| > space, and suggesting that it might just generates needless hostility.
| 
| Really? No comparison of XML and HTML? [...]

I didn't say that XML should not be compared to HTML.  I said that it
should not be positioned as competition to HTML.

You can compare a Honda Civic to a Mack truck.  But you can't sensibly
position a Honda Civic as competition to a Mack truck.  They targeted
for different markets.

Jon
Received on Thursday, 13 February 1997 13:17:43 UTC

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