From: Bullard, Claude L (Len) [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 19 June 2001 15:46
Subject: RE: almost four years ago....Nope. The vendors who bought it did.XML is not a miracle. It was the sellingof SGML to those who didn't like SGMLbecause those who sold it to them toldthem not to, thus neatly enabling a privateconsortium to take control of the intellectualproperty of the International Standards Organizationand privatize the ownership of it.XML Doesn't Do Anything. That is rulenumber 1. Rule number 2 is that to doanything with XML, you need a domainthat exists, something to mark up. It needsno new universes, no new domains,just information you put your NamespaceURIstake in and claim like public lands in the Oklahomaland rush. Then you code handlers.The greed that drove XML into the public consciousnessdied with the dot.bomb at the cost of a few trillion investedand now vapor fading like the lights in a rolling blackout.
XML is about syntax. So is CSV. Themagic is in the head of the developer. TheX is just something a filter stores when lookingfor three in a row.
Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
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From: Anderson, John [mailto:John@Barbadosoft.com]
And that X opened up a whole new universe of domain names which "mean" something.