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- To: "W. Eliot Kimber" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sun, 07 Feb 1999 22:33:12 -0700
> Or said another way: there's no magic in the DOM (or groves or XML) that
> will make storing and managing business objects easier.
I think this is the crux of the matter, and exactly what the "XML is not a
universal hammer" folks (myself included) have been trying to get across.
I use XML heavily along-side CORBA, and (by way of weak excuse/apology for my
rather ad hominem attack on Dave Winer yesterday) I do get very frustrated
when people champion using XML to replace very effective and general
object-management systems. As much as I hate analogies, I'll hazard one: if
you sell people Aspirin as a panacea, and they later on find out that it
doesn't cure warts, cancer, dropsy or a crack habit, they might become sour
enough to forget that it was actually a very effective pain-reliever.
Then again, as Jonathan Borden put it: who am I?
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