[unrev-II] More XML links...

From: Paul Fernhout (pdfernhout@kurtz-fernhout.com)
Date: Wed Jul 19 2000 - 07:18:05 PDT

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    Thought this message from the Squeak list
    might be of interest to Bootstrapers.

    The links at the bottom here are quite interesting.
    This first is a short paper giving XML examples (and a comparison to
    The second is a good source of links related to XML.

    -Paul Fernhout
    Kurtz-Fernhout Software
    Developers of custom software and educational simulations
    Creators of the Garden with Insight(TM) garden simulator

    -------- Original Message --------
    Subject: Re: Squeak as Metaverse reminds me of something concrete...
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    From: "Martin B. Pomije" <pomije@inav.net>
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    References: <F539F53ECAF5D111B73D00805F65BAE6854F3A@WDIGL003>

    "Raab, Andreas" wrote:
    > Tom,
    > Interesting idea. I think that there's one major difference between XML and
    > Squeak ImageSegments here. XML is a "well defined" (yeah, sort of)
    > externalized description of objects. ImageSegments (in particular) are a
    > partial object memory. The "largest" difference (read that literally) is
    > that XML is 90% overhead. So I think that rearranging groups of objects
    > mainly helps compressing the overhead better :)

    There is a lot of outrageous hype about XML.
    Philip Wadler, a programming language expert at Bell Labs, provides some
    balance here:

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