brainstorming: which formats to use and which to avoid

Marc Eberhard m.a.eberhard at
Tue Jun 12 14:00:28 UTC 2001


On Tue, Jun 12, 2001 at 02:44:51PM +0100, João Miguel Neves wrote:
> XML should NOT be on the list. It's a meta-language. It's like LDAP, if
> the schema (in XML, the DTD) is not available, you're still screwed up.
> Check the work people are doing to reverse engineer MS's Active Directory
> schema.

Good point. Didn't think that far yet... so XML should only be listed in
connection with a corresponding free DTD. I guess XHTML or so is then free,
because it's based on XML and the DTD is free. Free in the sense of
available and documented.


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