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  • From: Wayne Steele <xmlmaster@hotmail.com>
  • To: ricko@geotempo.com, xml-dev@lists.xml.org
  • Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2000 12:41:22 -0700 (PDT)

This is the most intelligent thing I've read all day.

>From: Rick JELLIFFE <ricko@geotempo.com>
>"J.G.A. Mallaparaju" wrote:
> >
> > dear all:
> > I need a clarification.
> > I've come across (While reading a document on WAP), a term- "XML
> > Middleware". What does it mean?
>Middleware is a kind of American stretchable undergarment, for
>restraining bellies and all the big fat bottoms. For obvious reasons it
>does not come in a size S (small): the little man does't really need
>middleware. So it only needs to fit sizes X, M, and L.
>In Canada, where there are strict laws prohibiting one thing and
>enforcing the other, they have do have S, and also G (Grande) instead of
>the American X. Probably because of the cold, the rich mix of cultures,
>etc. etc., this SGML middleware is rather more elaborate than the XML
>Because it is based on ISO standards, XML middleware can be enjoyed by
>Europeans and people from many different countries too, though in some
>Asian countries there are attempts to relax the design, since the
>original is often felt to be too loose for some types and to restricting
>for others.  Pundits complain that XML middleware is just a silly
>fashion, because of its Draconian design: if anything gets out-of-place
>the whole thing falls apart (often with the characteristic sound "WAP"
>so amusing to children.)
>I hope this helps.
>Rick Jelliffe

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