#113 V.1 Comparative advantages of XML is incorrect

GREEN
closed
Lou Burnard
5
2009-07-29
2009-07-18
Daniel O'Donnell
No

Hi Lou,

The following passage in section v.1 (http://www.tei-c.org/release/doc/tei-p5-doc/en/html/SG.html#SG11) has been inherited from the original intro to SGML:
>
> Three characteristics of XML distinguish it from other markup languages:
>
> 1. its emphasis on descriptive rather than procedural markup;
> 2. its notion of documents as instances of a document type;
> 3. its independence of any one hardware or software system.
>
I suspect the comparison is really no longer true, since at a minimum XML shares these features with other SGML-based languages. Perhaps the thing to do is remove the comparative aspect and just state these as strengths of XML, i.e. "XML has three main strengths:"

Discussion

  • Lou Burnard
    Lou Burnard
    2009-07-29

    Revised wording:

    >XML has three highly distinctive advantages:
    <list type="ordered">
    <item>it places emphasis on descriptive rather than
    procedural markup;</item>
    <item>it distinguishes the concepts of syntactic correctness and of
    <term>validity</term> with respect to a <term>document type definition</term>;</item>
    <item>it is independent of any one hardware or software
    system.</item></list>

     
  • Lou Burnard
    Lou Burnard
    2009-07-29

    • milestone: --> GREEN
    • status: open --> closed