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   Re: [xml-dev] Web Design Principles (was Re: [xml-dev] Generality ofHTT

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Gavin Thomas Nicol wrote:
> That said, I always thought the whole value of XML-EDI was to 
> make it *easier* for the smaller players... and I believe this 
> to still be possible. I don't think you'll ever remove the 
> dictatorial nature of business though.

The big guy will dictate to the little guy but if there are true
standards, not pseudo-standards, then the little guy will be able to buy
off the shelf software that conforms to the big-guy's wishes, rather
than making custom software to the big guy's spec.

 Paul Prescod


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