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

Pizza conference is held.  It is decided that pizza ingredients 
and crust types should be part of online information.  A consultant 
specializing in online pizza steps up and says they should name the
and crust types the same.   After a few suggestions, they realize 
some of them have different names.   A committee is formed to 
pick a candidate list.   Someone's brother in law has built a 
web page or two.  He says that they should document the choices 
in XML.   The committee says "what the heck is that?"  He says, 
"Don't worry, I'll take care of that and even use my own 
domain name for the namespaces."  They stare back blankly and 
he says, "Trust me."

It's still XML but they might want to know where what's there is.


-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Winer [mailto:dave@userland.com]

Sorry for being so obscure -- the point was this..

1. I own a car.

2. If I open the hood I see a bunch of metal and tubes and wires.

3. I have no idea what most of them are called.

So for the pizza shop owner.

1. He owns a computer..

2. If he dares open the hood (not a good idea) he sees lots of confusing

3. He has no idea what most of it is called.

To XML-Dev'ers..

1. It's still XML if the user doesn't know it's there.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <clbullar@ingr.com>
To: "Dave Winer" <dave@userland.com>; <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2001 2:23 PM
Subject: RE: [xml-dev] XML for Video, Pizza Shops & TakeOut

> Not if he needs everything in DCOM.  On the
> other hand, there is some nice COM to WSDL
> wizard stuff here.  Yes indeed, a Disneyland! :-)
> Still, if you are following your "informal norms",
> D.W., my guess is that you have an important
> point to make here.  Please enlighten me as
> I attempt to delve deeper into these mysteries.
> BTW:  Congrats on the Wired award!  Yes, I read
> DaveLand blogs.  Doesn't everyone?
> len
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dave Winer [mailto:dave@userland.com]
> Here's a thought puzzle.
> Does the pizza shop owner use COM?
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