Re: Giving up on XML

Subject: Re: Giving up on XML
From: Sean Wheller <sean -at- inwords -dot- co -dot- za>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2007 19:32:50 +0200

On Tuesday 20 March 2007 18:31, Chris Borokowski wrote:
> What people are trying to say is that HTML is
> single-function, where DTDs are sequential (versions)
> of the same idea. HTML is for layout, and is a
> specialized form of SGML. XML is generalized. This is
> a key conceptual difference!

I dunno whether it is completely accurate, but to me HTML was designed for the
purpose of presentation while XML was not. HTML combines the aspects of
presentation and data, while XML separates them.
Sean Wheller
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