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Re: Use of XML ?

I just wanted to thank everyone for their replies to my query.  It appears to have sparked off some interesting
discussion - but most of you comfirmed my original thoughts

Would it be fair to summarise that........
XML is ideal as a method of exchanging data between systems where the implementation on one of more sides is unknown,
but between co-operating systems there are other possibly more efficient methods where data can be structured
programmatically. ..... ?

Of course one of the other advantages being XML's machine and human readbility feature.

Thanks again all


Ajay K sanghi wrote:

> The effort has to do with "programming vs mapping" even if "all" sides have
> JVM and XML Parser.
> Also, if you see my response, nowhere I use the word "XML". I use the term
> "file-based" approach. The file may be in XML, EDI or proprietary format.
> Note: we are an XML/EDI vendor, so "may" be i am biased.
> Ajay
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Al Snell [mailto:alaric@alaric-snell.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2001 10:17 PM
> To: Ajay K sanghi
> Cc: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: RE: Use of XML ?
> On Wed, 1 Aug 2001, Ajay K sanghi wrote:
> > Also, consider efforts required in synchronising a change in the class.
> 1) s/class/DTD/
> 2) Requiring both sides to have an XML parser isn't *that* much less
> restrictive then requiring both sides to have a JVM either :-)
> >
> > Ajay
> >
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