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At 10:52 AM 04/03/02 +0000, Francis Norton wrote:
>Yes - you can implement XML interfaces between components in at least four ways:
> pass an XML document
> pass an XML DOM
> pass a schema-equivalent programming language object (using tools for automatic schema <-> class conversion)
> pass an event stream
>Our experiences suggest that  and  are best for high-volume performance-critical server-side finance applications.
You're buying some performance. You're giving up a lot of the
things that make XML worthwhile, in particular no binary
dependencies on any particular hardware, OS, or whatever.
Your call. But it feels like a lousy bargain, architecturally,
compared to . -Tim