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Re: review of XML in 10 points [was: AGENDA...]

From: Janet Daly <janet@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 09 Dec 2001 22:10:00 -0800
Message-ID: <3C1451B8.AEB4C16C@w3.org>
To: Pat Hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
CC: bert@w3.org, em@w3.org, liam@w3.org, "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>, www-webont-wg@w3.org, w3t-comm@w3.org

You said many things, including:
> I'm not clear what 'general' means here.

This is an audience who is not likely to read a specification, at least
today. They have heard about XML - or they've seen the acronym so many
times in the tech trades - but never got a clear explanation which was
reliable and understandable. This document serves as a starting point
for that curious reader.

It is also designed to serve as a general information document for the
typical tech reporter (a new story every day, no time allowed for
coursework, subject to true marketing blitzes, etc.) 

The XML in 10 points document is translated into at least 6 languages,
as there are more curious readers out there who are interested in Web
technologies, but do not read English.

> >So, Pat, your language skills appear strong; it would be great if those
> >skills channeled to our mutual benefit before I leave France for
> >Seattle, which is in 6.5 hours.
> I will certainly be willing to help in any way I can.  I would like
> to have a better sense of the intended target audience, though.

We'll work on that together, and I'll do my best to profile the audience
for the WG. If we miss the mark, lots of folks will let us know.

Best regards,



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