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   RE: Microsoft's DISCO proposal and XML packaging

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  • From: Matt Sergeant <matt@sergeant.org>
  • To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
  • Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2000 11:21:51 +0100 (BST)

On Wed, 12 Jul 2000, Julian Reschke wrote:

> > 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.

If an embedded device cares about a HTML link, then its going to have an
HTML parser. If it doesn't care about HTML, then its not going to be
requesting these resources, its going to be requesting WAP or other
lightweight XML resources.

However see my other post on this draft.


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