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   The No Silver-Bullet Manifesto (was XML=WAP? And DOA?)

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> > What you can't do, and I don't think you ever will be able to do, is
> > have somebody ship you a random XML document and have your system
> > automatically recognize it as (for example) an invoice, 
> then enter the
> > contents of the document into your invoice system. It just 
> won't happen
> > without human interaction.
> That's what I wanted you to write :). 'The No Silver-Bullet 
> Manifesto'. This
> should be written in every book about XML, and printed on the 
> forehead of
> marketing people. This would help the XML hype cool down before it
> backlashes.

Hi Nicolas

That is a truly great idea. It would put XML back on track to be a very nice stadndard for marking up data and documents, and help XML survive the hype, and being viewed as something real, and actually usefull.



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