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Re: The Three Myths of XML

Len, I didn't get that it was a satire, and I thought his premise was right

Basically you'll get compatibility when that's what people want.

And (my opinion) XML is a fantastic way to do it.

In other words I agree that it's computer science, nothing amazing about it,
the amazing thing is when people open their systems to be compatible with


----- Original Message -----
From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <clbullar@ingr.com>
To: "XML-Dev Mailing list" <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2001 7:36 AM
Subject: The Three Myths of XML

> Kendall Grant Clark has published a funny satire
> of the three myths of XML at www.xml.com this week.
> It makes good reading.  I wonder how many still
> subscribe to such myths and why.  It appears to
> me that the selling of the web, the urge to get
> the publicity and seize the domain before the
> results are ready have as much to do with this
> as any particular quality of XML.  On the other
> hand, very large government pipelines of data
> aggregation do exist that would benefit enormously
> from using XML (cheaper and tends toward winnowing
> out duplication).  As said in the past, the way of
> markup is as powerful if not more powerful than
> the actual technology but you have to do a lot of
> this to understand the obvious.  It is the quality
> of the information domain (enough similarity to
> enable a coherent schema that can be shared) that
> determines if it succeeds.  I can write a schema
> for you cat but who will you share that with?
> XML isn't magic.  It is a computer science.  Getting
> people to agree to use the agreements, that's magick.
> Len
> http://www.mp3.com/LenBullard
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