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On Thursday 09 May 2002 18:44, Simon St.Laurent wrote:
> XML is a wonderful foundation for building certain kinds of information
> interchange systems, and a key tool for making it clear that information
> interchange is in fact possible. XML is not an ideal tool for
> exchanging all kinds of information, however. The metadata costs of
> working with a text format spiral rapidly as more complex types than
> element structures and attribute annotations are applied.
I usually find that multimedia is a good example - audio and video and images
are not good candidates for XML storage, and they (certainly images at least)
account for a LOT of the information being exchanged over the Web today!
Alaric B. Snell
http://www.alaric-snell.com/ http://RFC.net/ http://www.warhead.org.uk/
Any sufficiently advanced technology can be emulated in software