My XML session Sunday 3PM

"Tim Bray" <tbray@textuality.com> Fri, 30 November 2007 18:21 UTC

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From: "Tim Bray" <tbray@textuality.com>
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Subject: My XML session Sunday 3PM
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Since my agenda isn't posted on the IETF70 site, it might be helpful
for people planning their Sundays to know it, and be sure to stay
away:

- How to think about whether XML is a good choice or not for use in an
Internet protocol.  There are alternatives which are often superior
choices.
- If you are going to use XML, how to think about inventing your own
language as opposed to using an existing one, with a review of some
popular languages you might want to consider adopting.
- If you are going to design your own language, how you might go about
doing so.  This would include discussion of:
-- verbosity vs. terseness
-- the use of schemas, and the choice of available schema languages
-- extensibility
-- i18n and encoding issues

Plus, the crowd will probably be small, so if you have your own
XML/IETF issue that needs discussion, bring it along.  -T