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  • From: "Phil Fuhlman" <pfuhlman@Dexma.com>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 10:50:24 -0500
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Note to Cathleen Moore: A responsible journalist always appends the
substring "du jour" whenever a Micro$oftie uses the substring "vision"


-----Original Message-----
From: Simon St.Laurent [mailto:simonstl@simonstl.com]
Sent: Thursday, April 11, 2002 10:00 AM
To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: [xml-dev] sense on XML from MS

I don't normally quote Microsoft architects, nor do I often find
InfoWorld that exciting lately, but there's an article there that's
really got me thinking:

Just a few choice bits:
He also encouraged attendees to consider when building Web services 
whether to program to an object-centric or XML-centric model. One
pitfall to look out for in the object-centric path is how to obtain
extensibility when you are programming at a high level, he said....

The primary skill a workforce needs is a deep understanding of XML,
particularly name spaces and versioning.

"The big thing we had to deal with [at Microsoft] was learning and
embracing XML," Lucovsky said. "XML is more difficult than people

It echoes a lot of what we say here, I guess, but it makes some points
that aren't very often heard in the latest wave of Web Services hype.

Simon St.Laurent
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Errors, errors, all fall down!

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