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XML Wikipedia (was RE: [xml-dev] XML Database Decision Tree?)
- From: Leigh Dodds <email@example.com>
- To: "Champion, Mike" <Mike.Champion@softwareag-usa.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2001 17:29:10 +0100
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Champion, Mike [mailto:Mike.Champion@softwareag-usa.com]
> Sent: 18 October 2001 16:57
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: RE: [xml-dev] XML Database Decision Tree?
> Nobody responded to my "XML Wikipedia" suggestion ... but apparently that
> process works reasonably well to foster neutral, factual, but
> useful content on controversial subjects .... it would be interesting to
> brainstorm how to summarize and archive whatever consensus emerges on a
> contentious subjects that we discuss here (schemas, namespaces, the
> APIs, etc.).
I think it's a great idea, and have obviously tried to summarise at least
of the debates that have happened here in the XML-Deviant column and
through the eclectic weblog.
While the latter is not a Wiki site, it has a discussion forum (I'm pretty
activated it), so people can post articles/summaries if they choose. Unlike
I think the only way to collaboratively work on a single document is if I
people contributing editors (standard Manila functionality), but the Wiki's
seen often seem to be discussion oriented anyway (a document, with a series
of community responses).
I've not promoted this in the past because I didn't want to draw discussion
away from here, the primary forum. But as I say, there's no reason others
post summaries there. (Note: there is a registration process, but it's very
Alternatively I can collate links to summaries elsewhere, similar to
Jewels  from some time ago. Just send 'em in.
Leigh Dodds, Research Group, Ingenta | "Pluralitas non est ponenda
http://weblogs.userland.com/eclectic | sine necessitate"
http://www.xml.com/pub/xmldeviant | -- William of Ockham