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   RE: [xml-dev] Metacrap

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Excellent read...quite humorous and insightful.  Can be used to explain why
XML won't become the end-all, be-all solution for data exchange.  Stating
that your software solution supports XML is practically meaningless.  Heck,
I could state that Notepad supports XML due to its ability to read and write
XML files.  True XML interoperability across a very wide spectrum of
industries cannot happen until you get agreement on vocabularily.  And your
link below quite clearly describes why this may be an impossibility.

J. Keith Wedinger
Senior Software Developer
Sterling Commerce

-----Original Message-----
From: Leigh Dodds [mailto:ldodds@ingenta.com] 
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2001 11:23 AM
To: xml-dev
Subject: [xml-dev] Metacrap

I thought I might post this link, seeing as things are 
very quiet at the moment.

I'd not come across it before

"Metacrap: Putting the torch to seven straw-men of 
the meta-utopia"



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

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