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   SV: [xml-dev] XML=WAP? And DOA?

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  • Subject: SV: [xml-dev] XML=WAP? And DOA?
  • From: "Jens Jakob Andersen, PDI" <jens.jakob.andersen@post.dk>
  • Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 14:00:17 +0100
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  • Thread-topic: [xml-dev] XML=WAP? And DOA?

Hi all

I find this interesting and enlightning.

To draw some early conclusions:

1. One of the largest benefits of XML, is that is has generated a hype wave. This hype wave enables us to talk about XML with likeminded, sell fun projects to our customers, and get to travel to interesting conferences.

2. XML in itself is no more advanced than CSV. (Well, maybe a bit more, but not revolutionary.)

3. XML is not easy. It is easy to write a XML document, but when you begin to work with DOM, SAX, XSLT etc. it gets complex.

4. No technology is a silverbullet that will save the world and mankind.

5. I think that XML is still in many areas trying to find a place to live between SGML, HTML and RPC, and not really fullfilling any of the needs.



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