Re: [unrev-II] mark up languages

From: Tanya Jones (
Date: Tue Jan 25 2000 - 12:22:43 PST

From: "Tanya Jones" <>

Here are two of the XML version 1.0 drafts:

>Monday, March 22, 1999 4:21 PM
on XML XLink Requirements

XML XPointer Requirements

I'm not certain if these fit the request of "the draft before the committee
got to it" but they certainly are interesting reading.

--Tanya Jones

>From: Jeff Miller <>
>On Fri, Jan 21, 2000 at 12:30:56PM -0800, Eric Armstrong wrote:
>> From: Eric Armstrong <>
>> Speaking of XML. At the end of 3rd session, Jon Bosak made the
>> intriguing statement that his original goal for XML was for use in
>> DKR-style projects, but that the original vision was reduced quite a bit
>> in committee, which produced XML as we know it. (Jon: Please correct any
>> inaccuracies.)
>Is it possible to get a copy of the draft before the committee got to it?
>> It could be that we need a KML (Knowledge Meta Language) to do an
>> adequate implementation of a DKR. I would be enthralled to hear Jon's
>> thoughts on the subject.
>The one problem that I see with these mark up languages, and it's minor,
>is the amount of space the mark up takes. Sometimes the markup is more
>than the contents of the document. What would be nice would be a standard
>way of compressing these documents for storage and transmission. May be we
>need a httpz (z as gzip).
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