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   Re: [xml-dev] taking XML seriously (was RE: [xml-dev] XML=WAP? And DOA?)

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> Another XML 2001 presentation by Stephen Kirkham made similar 
> points
> http://www.idealliance.org/papers/xml2001/papers/html/04-05-
> 01.html
> "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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