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Re: [xml-dev] XML for Video, Pizza Shops & TakeOut

Guys, Guys, Guys (& Gals)

Let's all be honest. Most of us work for big companies and we don't want 
small companies to have cool technology because that would be a competive 

The only exception is Pizzas, Videos & Takeout where we (mostly) all frequent.

Francis is definitely on the right track.

but do we want to make something like this really happen ?


On Thursday 18 October 2001 11:11, Marcus Carr wrote:
> 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 cards...:-)
> 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.
> --
> Regards,
> Marcus Carr                      email:  mrc@allette.com.au
> ___________________________________________________________________
> Allette Systems (Australia)      www:    http://www.allette.com.au
> ___________________________________________________________________
> "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."
>        - Einstein