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   Re: [xml-dev] PSVI formalization

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On Fri, 2002-05-10 at 19:02, Ronald Bourret wrote:
> Of course not, but lots of people are using it, and that makes it a
> worthwhile choice. The point is not to choose the best way to exchange
> information portably, but to choose a good enough way that is used
> widely enough that information can actually be exchanged.

That's reasonable, though I've spent a fair amount of time arguing that
XML isn't actually "a good enough way" to carry the particular kinds of
information that people want to exchange.  

It may work for a while, but I'm not sure whether XML's carrying
capacity is up to that load.  It may be time to flag the bridge or put a
weight limit on it.

The PSVI seems (to me) to be practically begging for a more appropriate
transmission format than XML.

Dunno.  I'm working on some projects to get information out of binary
formats and into XML, so maybe I'll take what I learn to go the other
direction and see how it goes.
Simon St.Laurent
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Errors, errors, all fall down!


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