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Re: 'XML browser'

From: Len Bullard <cbullard@hiwaay.net>
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 1997 11:17:38 -0600
Message-ID: <32EF8632.7200@hiwaay.net>
To: Jon Bosak <bosak@atlantic-83.Eng.Sun.COM>
CC: w3c-sgml-wg@www10.w3.org
Jon Bosak wrote:
> [Peter Murray-Rust:]
> | I'd like to suggest features of 'an XML browser' and a 'generic XML
> | application'; this also picks up the themes of 'killer apps' and
> | 'marketing' which have been raised by Jon and others.  I appreciate
> | that implementation may be slightly off-topic but I have personally
> | found that it's very valuable to have an idea of what the final
> | product (e.g.  XML is going to be used for and what it will look
> | like).
> I really like this line of thought, but given the need to stay focused
> on the XML linking stuff for the next couple of months, I (somewhat
> reluctantly) am going to rule this level of discussion out of bounds
> for the moment.  Unfortunately there is no ideal place for it; there
> is no comp.text.xml list, and I don't know that we have arrived at the
> right time to start one.  (Does someone want to set up an open XML
> mailing list?  It's a lot of work.)  Until some better alternative
> appears, I suggest that discussions like this one take place in
> comp.text.sgml.

Noting the recent inquiries on CTS about what is XML and
why should one care, such a discussion should be easy to 
start.  When Peter originally posted his announcement 
about CML and his applications, I encouraged everyone to 
look.  The use of the tree object and the windows for 
different processing of the language was excellent.
This approach is used by some VRML editors to very 
good advantage (e.g, V-Realm Builder).  Visual Basic 4
includes a tree object (outline object) with Add Item 
methods that should work well.

So, yes, moving this XML As Applied thread to CTS 
would be most beneficial IMO.

len bullard
Received on Wednesday, 29 January 1997 12:29:15 UTC

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