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- From: James Robertson <email@example.com>
- To: "XML Developers' List" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sun, 21 Mar 1999 10:24:21 +1000
At 01:16 21/03/1999 , David Megginson wrote:
| > So in practice, we just ended up with about 5 DTDs that were very
| > close to each other.
| > Not a lot of work.
| It depends, again, on the complexity of the project. If there are,
| say, a project manager, three UI specialists, a sysadmin, a DBA, ten
| software engineers working on the DB and transformations, five DTD
| consultants (with a DTD co-ordinator), and two publishing specialists
| working in the chain, the difficulties of co-ordinating even small
| changes become near exponential, especially if the team is scattered
| across the continent (as is common in large enterprises).
| It can be done (I know from my own experience), but it's quite
| different from a situation where you and a couple of associates
| control all of the parts of the chain yourselves, and the original
| SGML's requirement for a DTD makes the problem that much harder.
But aren't you just saying: "very big jobs are a lot of work,
and are very complex"?
Wouldn't this be true if you were implementing DB solutions,
or three-tier architectures, etc?
In otherwords, why is XML any different here than SGML
(which was the original question)?
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