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Re: [xml-dev] XML for Video, Pizza Shops & TakeOut
- From: Francis Norton <email@example.com>
- To: Marcus Carr <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2001 18:29:13 +0100
Marcus Carr wrote:
> What would you have it do in those places? If you can identify an economically
> viable requirement for those markets, you might be on to something. The video
> store itself probably won't even see out the decade, so I doubt if anyone's going
> to put much effort into ramping up that model. For the other two, the phone is
> probably more efficient overall for taking orders and they might use a database
> for reordering if they belong to a chain. Beyond that, you'd be looking to do
> something pretty specialised. Where's the dough in a pizza shop?
How about a really simple XML web service to query where a chain's
nearest branch is? (+ phone, fax, URL and opening hours) - I can't think
of any retail chain that *wouldn't* want to support this query...