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RE: almost four years ago....

Title: RE: almost four years ago....
Sorry, I was being facetious. However, you seem to have made the same point with rather more clarity.
-----Original Message-----
From: Bullard, Claude L (Len) [mailto:clbullar@ingr.com]
Sent: 19 June 2001 15:46
To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: RE: almost four years ago....

Nope.  The vendors who bought it did.
XML is not a miracle.  It was the selling
of SGML to those who didn't like SGML
because those who sold it to them told
them not to, thus neatly enabling a private
consortium to take control of the intellectual
property of the International Standards Organization
and privatize the ownership of it.
XML Doesn't Do Anything.  That is rule
number 1.  Rule number 2 is that to do
anything with XML, you need a domain
that exists, something to mark up.  It needs
no new universes, no new domains,
just information you put your NamespaceURI
stake in and claim like public lands in the Oklahoma
land rush.  Then you code handlers.
The greed that drove XML into the public consciousness
died with the dot.bomb  at the cost of a few trillion invested
and now vapor fading like the lights in a rolling blackout.

XML is about syntax.  So is CSV.  The
magic is in the head of the developer.  The
X is just something a filter stores when looking
for three in a row.


Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h

-----Original Message-----
From: Anderson, John [mailto:John@Barbadosoft.com]

And that X opened up a whole new universe of domain names which "mean" something.