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Re: The Three Myths of XML
- From: Dave Winer <email@example.com>
- To: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,XML-Dev Mailing list <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 08:36:32 -0700
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)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "XML-Dev Mailing list" <email@example.com>
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.
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