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From zhun guo <>
Subject Re: Ask for advice:cloud office interoperability
Date Sat, 13 Oct 2012 06:29:32 GMT
To avoid this deadly risk, the first design goal of XML should have been
that existing valid HTML documents were well formed XML documents. The
result might have been a more complex format and specification, but this
risk to create a gap between XML and HTML communities would have been

Another reason to explain this failure is that XML is about extensibility.
This is both its main strength and weakness: extensibility comes at a price
and XML is more complex than domain specific languages.

Remove the need for extensibility and XML will always loose against DSLs,
we’ve seen a number of examples in the past:

   - RELAX NG compact syntax
   - JSON
   - HTML
   - N3
   - CSS
   - …

Is it a time to refactor XML? Converge or convert?

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