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Slowly (was Re: XML.COM: How I Learned to Love daBomb)

From: "Dave Winer" <dave@userland.com>

>  The key benefit was that they
> could migrate to new languages and environments slowly, not all at once, and
> could intermix components developed in different environments. Dave
I think this is a perceptive comment that also applies to XML (and SGML)
in general.  Many people use XML to *slow down* change, in the sense
that they are adding more life (and upping ROI) to old systems by tacking on 
service-based front-ends. Rather than replacing the whole system, they get 
a nicer facade.

Rick Jelliffe