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   RE: Microsoft's Role in the XML Community (WAS RE: Important: The SAXC

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  • From: Peter Murray-Rust <peter@ursus.demon.co.uk>
  • To: XML Developers List <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2000 19:11:29 +0100

At 08:07 AM 6/27/00 -0500, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
>XML shapes behavior because of the way one 
>has to go about implementing it.  Few technologies 
>I've worked with require as much cooperation 
>and negotiation among "the humans" as markup  
>does.  That is a strength where the culture 
>is fit, that is, demonstrates a proficiency 
>at cooperation and negotiation, and a true 
>"killer app" where they don't because it 
>can quickly put an unfit company out of business. 
I agree completely with this. When I talk and tutor on "XML" (which is
wider than XML V1.0) this is the area that I highlight first. It is about
humans cooperating to make it possible for machines to talk to each other.
XML-DEV was founded very much on this philosophy.


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