On 11/14/2010 10:55 AM, Bruce D'Arcus wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 3:05 AM, Per Bothner<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Probably most people benefiting from this spec wouldn't be typing and
>> reading raw XML - but I don't know the target "market" that well.
> To me, the obvious target formats are:
> 1. HTML and XML
> 2. RDF (in its various syntax forms; both XML and otherwise)
> 3. JSON
> So the details of syntax can't trample of any of that (and thus, angle
> brackets are out).
My question was: While HTML and XML are obvious target formats,
how often would people be writing HTML/XML *by hand*, and how often
would people by reading the raw HTML/XML, rather than using browser?
If that is rare¸then we shouldn't *automatically* rule out using
'<' or '>'. Especially in a rarely-used feature. OTOK if it's
a rarely-used feature then it would also be OK to use a less
"natural" syntax if it avoids issues with reserved characters!
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