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> Another XML 2001 presentation by Stephen Kirkham made similar
> "In the Object oriented world data is a second class citizen.
> Objects control access to and provide operations on data. ...
> XML however starts to reverse the clock, it represents a
> change in course back to a more data centric world, one in
> which data has a life of it's own. Data has effectively
> broken free of its object boundaries"
Quite true, and nicely put. I've advocated this very POV several times on this list, including in the discussion of XML as "post-OO". I continue this thread in a recent column for Intel
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