Re: [dev] Some thoughts about XML

From: hiro <>
Date: Sat, 19 Oct 2013 14:24:00 +0200

HTML is there, other kinds of XML are avoidable. SVG is irrelevant,
cause nobody uses it.
Don't forget: you don't need to read XML specs to write working HTML.

On 10/19/13, Alexander S. <> wrote:
> 2013/10/18 Dmitrij D. Czarkoff <>:
>> Szymon Olewniczak said:
>>> Another advantage of XML is its adaptation. We've already have MathML,
>>> SVG and many many others[1] all build on top of XML.
>> SVG and MathML are probably the best arguments against XML ever. I am yet
>> to
>> see two SVG libraries that would render sufficiently complex
>> spec-complient
>> SVG equally. And I have no hope for seeing any spec-complient SVG
>> rendering
>> library ever.
>> MathML is yet worse. To save words:
> I'd not agree that SVG render problems are due to XML parsing. I think
> it's just that anything that attempts to draw SVG according to a spec
> must be *very* capable, with all those filters and transforms and
> animations and ecmascripts. It might as well be a TeX extension, and
> we would have the same (actually, probably even more) problems.
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