Designing XML/Web Languages: A Review of Common Mistakes

Robin Berjon
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The tremendous uptake that XML benefited from a decade ago led to a great many XML vocabularies being defined, notably in the area of Web technology. But unfortunately there was not enough markup experience around to help so many projects avoid pitfalls.

This talk will look at a number of examples of vocabulary design failures in the area of Web languages, and discuss why they are problematic and how to avoid them.