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   RE: Microsoft's DISCO proposal and XML packaging

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  • From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
  • To: Matt Sergeant <matt@sergeant.org>
  • Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2000 11:42:50 +0200

> From: Matt Sergeant [mailto:matt@sergeant.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2000 11:41 AM
> To: Julian Reschke
> Cc: Edd Dumbill; xml-dev@lists.xml.org; Jonathan Marsh
> Subject: RE: Microsoft's DISCO proposal and XML packaging
> HTML parsers are almost as readily available as XML parsers. Certainly
> there are ones for Perl, Python, C/C++ and Java.
> I think the reinvention of the wheel is more significant than this.

I don't agree. Building a framework around XML based web services and then
to require that for service discovery you need a full-blown HTML parser
doesn't make sense. Think about PDAs, embedded devices etc.


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