Stephen Downes

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In this follow-up to his article the day before, On XML Language Design, Tim Bray observes that of the 600 or so extant XML languages, maybe five or six (I would add RSS to his list) have had any impact. There are reasons for this, and I would say (consistently with Bray, I think) it's this: although it's hard to design an XML language, it's a lot harder to design one than it is to use (in any meaningful sense) a new one.

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