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   Re: Where to start?

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  • From: Len Bullard <cbullard@hiwaay.net>
  • To: Andrew Layman <andrewl@microsoft.com>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1999 19:28:58 -0500

Andrew Layman wrote:
> Regarding using XML as a storage format for data, Stephen Mohr suggested
> "not unless you plan interoperability with competing products."  Actually, I
> think that a good case can be made for using XML if you intend
> interoperability with future versions of the same product.

And if you keep the DTD or schema, future versions of the same class 
of products should your product vendor go away.  Information outlives 
applications.  For some, that reads like rhetoric, but for the SGML
with a decade more experience, it is self-evident fact.  Markup works.


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