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   RE: power uses of XML vs. simple uses of XML

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  • From: johns@syscore.com (John F. Schlesinger)
  • To: 'Gavin Thomas Nicol' <gtn@ebt.com>, 'XML-Dev Mailing list' <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2000 22:38:35 -0400

Gavin wrote:

"Most applications are not structured for arbitrary embedding."

Absolutely right, but most documents ARE written to be processed by many
applications. Documents that use namespaces provide a single, simple way for
all applications to pick out exactly what they are to process. Using your
approach every application has to have its own little bit of AI.

John F Schlesinger
SysCore Solutions
212 619 5200 x 219
917 886 5895 Mobile

-----Original Message-----
From: Gavin Thomas Nicol [mailto:gtn@ebt.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 11, 2000 1:48 PM
To: 'XML-Dev Mailing list'
Subject: RE: power uses of XML vs. simple uses of XML

> "What kind of application can handle this?"
> Let me quote from Microsoft's white paper on microsoft.net:

My point was that there are but a few applications that can handle
this. Most applications are not structured for arbitrary embedding.


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