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Re: Sample Question

From: <lee@sq.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 97 16:35:46 EST
Message-Id: <9701302135.AA26730@sqrex.sq.com>
To: w3c-sgml-wg@www10.w3.org
> > In general, HTML files will need to be filtered to become XML files.
> > The transformation is simple, and has been discussed at length on this list.
> Prepare to present it in detail in San Diego or on CTS in the 
> interim.  That example is straight out of the LiveWire Developer's
> Guide.

Len, XML is not a replacement for HTML.  It is a way of using SGML over
the Internet (see the Activity page).

We already know that existing HTML doesn't work as XML.  That decision
was made on day one.  It's no use telling me to present this in detail
in San Diego (why San Diego??).

Syntactic HTML compatibility is not consistent with the other requirements.

Incidentally, your example wasn't legal HTML either.  It works because
the server doesn't actually ship it, so it is a totally unfair question,
as you well know.  You might as well say that the perl
	print "<P>";
is not legal XML.  It's not legal FORTRAN either.

I think this doesn't belong on this list -- do we need an alt.lang.xml?

Received on Thursday, 30 January 1997 16:36:13 UTC

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