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   3 APIs ! GO FOR IT !!

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  • From: rsiera@steunpunt.be (Robrecht Siera)
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Mon, 15 Dec 1997 21:06:54 GMT

There has been some discussion about the API again.  
I like it, but ... please start now.  

Peter Murray wrote
>We all have concerns. My concern is that there aren't enough people who are
>actively writing code and making it publicly available. 
Yes, and I'm affraid I'm one of them.  
I'm just a simple VB programmer in a non-profit organisation who
sees the value of using XML in data management, but can't produce
anything valuable if I don't have a API or DLL (oeps, I don't know
the difference I'm affraid.  I'm dumb too you see :-) which is
supported by a larger part of the XML community.
I need something simple to start working with.

On the other hand I fully agree with the concern of Don Park 
that the object-oriented design knowledge should find it's place in
the XML-future that he thinks, along with me, that it deserves.
*** I'm not quoting Don here and I can't express myself very well in
English.  So bringing those two aspects together here might result
here in me missing the ball completely here with this sentence :-)

That is why I fully support Peter's proposal :
>There was never any suggestion it would be the only API.  
>Let's assume there are 3 APIs.
>	- simple
>	- Object based
>	- grove based


Robrecht Siera

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