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Re: SERIOUS concerns about implementation

From: len bullard <cbullard@hiwaay.net>
Date: Sat, 22 Feb 1997 08:50:37 -0600
Message-ID: <330F07BD.111E@hiwaay.net>
To: Bill Smith <Bill.Smith@Eng.Sun.COM>
CC: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
Bill Smith wrote:
> 
> Len Bullard wrote:
> 
> > I think it necessary to say, "we are not fixing SGML; we are
> > subsetting it to make it easier to apply for those cases
> > where the full requirements of SGML are too burdensome, but
> > otherwise, this is still SGML.  What we are doing with the
> > linking is a different matter.  Here we have a subset and/or
> > application of HyTime that is easier to understand and develop and
> > will provide a much more powerful linking capability than is
> > currently in use on the Internet."
> 
> Why doesn't the same apply to XML itself:
> 
> "Here we have a subset of SGML that is easier to understand and develop and provides more powerful markup than is currently in use on the Internet."
> 
> This is a positive statement about both XML *and* SGML and is an accurate statement of what has been accomplished.

I agree with that.

len
Received on Saturday, 22 February 1997 09:50:41 UTC

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