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   RE: What do XML consultants actually do?

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  • From: "Gavin Thomas Nicol" <gtn@ebt.com>
  • To: "'XML Dev'" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 22:08:53 -0500

> God!  If I were paid to help people figure out XML syntax, I would be
> way, way, way, WAY overpaid.  What companies hire consultants for is
> to help them understand how to exchange and process information: 90%
> of the complexity comes from the nature of the information they're
> trying to model and the business environment in which they work, 9.9%
> of the complexity comes from finding, learning, and integrating the
> software components, and perhaps the remaining 0.1% has something to
> do with the syntax of the markup layer (but probably not).

Absolutely. I've seen a number of project fail from incomplete 
understanding of the problem domain, and none from incomplete
understanding of the syntax.

Again, the complexity isn't in XML... it's in the problems being

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