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Re: 2.1 a-d: Link Recognition by Reserved Attribute?

From: Len Bullard <cbullard@hiwaay.net>
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 1997 14:35:04 -0600
Message-ID: <330E06F8.2BCE@hiwaay.net>
To: Peter Flynn <pflynn@curia.ucc.ie>
CC: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
Peter Flynn wrote:
> I wrote:
> > > > And we don't need to drag HyTime in to explain that.
> > >
> > > Amen.
> Len says
> > Dead wrong.
> >
> > First, "drag in" is inflamatory not helpful.  If it is an
> > arch form, then referencing ISO 10744 does not hurt.
> I didn't mean to be rude about HyTime. I meant we don't want lengthy
> screeds about it in the XML spec. Referencing it is fine.

Not screeds:  just the proper references.
> > Y'all are wandering into the weeds of religion and personal
> > animosities.
> No, none intended.

Ok.  The rest of this isn't aimed at you, Peter, or 
anyone in particular.

The other side of this, we will need all the personal, 
public, private and professional support we can get.
The SGML community is our natural ally.  Another duh, 
but worth remembering.  That is simply political.  What 
is not political are the policy documents out there, that 
is, the ISO, government, company, etc. that do reference 
ISO.  Where the alliance is strong and not encumbered 
by weasel wording or other strange and unneccessary 
considerations, we whose job it is to see that XML 
is adopted as a preferred delvery format for SGML 
can do that a lot easier where the references are clear.

HyTime/SGML can do us a lot of good.

Received on Friday, 21 February 1997 15:46:20 UTC

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