XML validation against XSD schema

Brendan Eich brendan at mozilla.org
Fri Jun 8 07:02:01 PDT 2012

David Bruant wrote:
> Indeed. Web technologies have not taken the XML turn a lot of people 
> expected 5-10 years ago. 

I'd go further. XML failed. We founded the whatwg in 2004 (Mozilla, 
Opera, Apple) because the w3c was chasing a utopian, replace-the-web, 
XML dream. We saw that going nowhere; we were right.

XML failed on the client and the web, but it's still used a bit here and 
there, and it is used server-side and in Enterprise "dark matter" that 
does not radiate onto the public web. I'm not dismissing those use-cases 
but they've had to make do with a library (native code or self-hosted). 
That's the current likely solution and Ecma TC39 can't really help.


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