The work has begun on the standard that shouldn’t exist. The last couple of years work on XML has shown that a new revision is necessary. Tim Bray and some others has written a skinkworks document outlining their ideas for XML 2.0. They throw out DTD, entities and add namespaces, base and infoset.
I think this a necessary step to take. XML makes no sense without namespaces so it should be better integrated. And DTDs and entities has past their best-before date.
xml.com has a very interesting article about this as well.tags: Uncategorized