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Re: [xml-dev] XML for Video, Pizza Shops & TakeOut
- From: Marcus Carr <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: email@example.com
- Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2001 11:11:28 +1000
Francis Norton wrote:
> 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...
Yes, but that's just a piece of corporate software that happens to be deployed in a
pizza shop. If that's the criteria for "XML in a pizza shop", then I guess you'd have
to call them "players in the e-commerce space" too, since they can accept credit
John McFadden (OmniMark) always said that SGML was supposed to be under the covers - if
it wasn't, it was a poorly designed system. For the most part, the same can probably be
said for XML as well - it's a means to an end. I won't lose sleep if it doesn't get
sexier with every passing moment.
Marcus Carr email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Allette Systems (Australia) www: http://www.allette.com.au
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."