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

From: Christopher R. Maden <crm@ebt.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 1997 21:58:16 GMT
Message-Id: <199702212158.VAA16263@phaser.EBT.COM>
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
[Sam Hunting]
> <david>
> I do want to make XML, and XML linking stand on their own, without
> normative references to ISO standards.
> </david>
> David: If that is your goal, then what am I to make of Design Goal
> (3) "XML shall be compatibble with SGML"? What's more normative than
> "shall"?  More ISO than SGML?

The proverbial CS bachelor's degree holder should be able to take the
XML spec(s) and implement.  They should not need to write checks to
the ISO.

Bibliographic references are certainly appropriate, as are "BTW, this
is what HyTime calls ..." or "For SGML geeks, the differences are...".
Saying, "To understand this, read ISO 10744 Technical Corrigendum 1,"
is a Bad Thing.

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