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RE: Fwd: Last Call: XML Media Types to Proposed Standard
At 7:25 AM -0700 8/28/00, Larry Masinter wrote:
More often than not, people just fix specs that are broken, and pay
attention to backward compatibility when it affects deployed software,
not theoretical compatibility.
For what it's worth, in my opinion blind worship at the altar of backward
compatibility is one thing that prevented SGML from accepting XML points
of view and caused XML to become a separate standard. Don't do it again.