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   PC Week on "Why XML is Failing" ?????

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  • From: "Michael Champion" <Mike.Champion@softwareag-usa.com>
  • To: <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2000 13:17:32 -0400

Take your favorite antacid and check out

The essence of the article is that vertical industry B2B efforts are
flourishing but the "pure XML" efforts such as OASIS are not:

"The losers are pie-in-the-sky XML-indoctrinated organizations, such as the
Microsoft-spearheaded BizTalk.org and OASIS. The automakers chose to bypass
BizTalk and OASIS to develop proprietary (but published) schemata. Every big
organization will do the same, and though some of their XML work may feed
back up to OASIS or BizTalk, every one wants standards for their cliques

I tried to draft a response but couldn't figure out where to begin, given
the swamp of misconceptions the author seems to build upon.  Is this worth a
response, perhaps by a prominent person in the XML community, to distinguish
the undeniable success of XML from the possible failings of ebXML or
BizTalk?  For that matter, I'm not at all sure the author understands what
OASIS or Microsoft are trying to accomplish, so even their "failure" to
solve the world's problems may not be quite so stark as the author suggests.

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