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   Missing the Point (was: More Stupid XML Articles)

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  • From: AndrewWatt2000@aol.com
  • To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
  • Date: Thu, 05 Oct 2000 06:21:48 -0400 (EDT)

In a message dated 04/10/00 22:09:11 GMT Daylight Time, clbullar@ingr.com 

> http://news.excite.com/news/zd/001004/10/killing-the
>  This one will be believed because of the source.  
>  He doesn't even know when GUI browsers really first 
>  appeared.


You miss the point ... and it is a very important point ... that there has 
been and continues to be a failure to communicate what the XML family is and 

John Dvorak's factual errors don't discredit him as far as his conclusion is 

They demonstrate that his conclusion is true ... that the XML family is 
becoming increasingly complex and, for many, incomprehensible ... which John 
Dvorak's errors of understanding so starkly demonstrate.

That same failure of comprehension, in my opinion, characterises a 
significant proportion of the "web developer in the street".

The more strategic question is to understand how the failure to communicate 
XML came about and what needs to be done to remedy what is potentially a very 
serious situation.

Andrew Watt


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