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   Re: scope of XML

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  • From: David Brownell <david-b@pacbell.net>
  • To: "james@xmlTree.com" <james@xmltree.com>, Jennifer Stetina <stetina@icsd.mot.com>
  • Date: Wed, 09 Jun 1999 14:53:37 -0700

"james@xmlTree.com" wrote:
> 	  I am sure that more private ones exist... but the business case for
> making public xml interfaces and content available hasn't been clearly
> identified yet.

And it's been complicated by inconsistent browser implementations of XML
(vendors: get behind the Oasis effort!) and its supporting standards (ditto,

For example, I've gotten very good XML+CSS support out of Mozilla M6 but
it hasn't worked very well with IE5 (no list styles, "pre" breaks, etc);
and no browser conforms to XSL yet.

Given that status quo -- the role of XML isn't yet downloading XML to
clients.  But I suspect that role will increase ... :-)

- Dave

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