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How many XML gurus does it take to change a light bulb?
- From: Sean McGrath <email@example.com>
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Sat, 07 Jul 2001 17:08:58 +0100
Q. How many XML gurus does it take to change a light bulb?
1 to create a syntax for expressing light bulbs
2 to create broadly similar yet different APIs for interacting with light bulbs
1 to argue that the API differences can be resolved by splitting the
universe of light bulb applications into
physical-model and logical-model camps.
1 to argue that no single, cohesive model is possible.
1 to disagree and invent yet another "gee! all light bulbs can be though of
it terms of nodes and arcs" model.
1 to question the sanity of all this and just get stuff working by hacking
simple lightbulb instances
into relational databases and processing them with Perl.
1 to write the meta-light-bulb joke about it and post it on xml-dev