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

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  • From: "Karl Best" <kfbest@earthlink.net>
  • To: <xml-dev@XML.ORG>
  • Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2000 16:41:53 -0400

This is very similar to a number of other articles I've seen over the past
year from ZDNet and other publications that are critical of and predicting
the demise of XML because there are too many versions of it. The author(s)
of these articles (I haven't noticed if these have all been written by the
same guy) has not yet learned the distinction between a language and a
metalanguage, and assumes that since there are multiple "versions" of XML
(actually different applications) that there's something wrong there.

As far as the auto industry example, Taschek sees the manufacturers setting
up a B2B exchange not under the auspices of OASIS and thinks that's a bad
thing. It would be a bad thing if it *were* under the auspices of the
consortium. They are doing what they're supposed to: building an e-commerce
infrastructure based on XML standards. GM, Ford and Daimler-Chrysler built a
shopping mall using standard architectural specifications. Volkswagon built
another shopping mall down the street. Fine. OASIS didn't build the shopping
mall, but that's not OASIS' business.

He just doesn't get it.

Karl F. Best
Director, Technical Operations
978.667.5115 x206

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