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   Re: Common XML (was Re: Document Feature Requirements)

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  • From: David Megginson <david@megginson.com>
  • To: XML-Dev List <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: 11 Apr 2000 06:59:50 -0400

"Don Park" <donpark@docuverse.com> writes:

> Going even further, a significant proportion of XML applications will
> not involve XML documents at all!  As long as applications use XML
> APIs such as SAX or DOM, wire format can be anything.  I have seen too
> many people get overhyped into using XML as the wire format when their
> existing wire format works just fine.

Yes, been there, seen it, tried to talk them out of it.  The Golden
Hammer is a very dangerous weapon, especially in the hands of a
religious zealot or (worse) a new convert.

All the best,


David Megginson                 david@megginson.com

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