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   RE: RE: [xml-dev] Painful USA Today article (was RE: [xml-dev] ANN: REST

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On Tue, 2002-05-21 at 17:57, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
> I may seem facetious, but I'm trying to get XMLers to stop 
> and ask themselves how a customer buys XML systems from them, 
> or in short, how to RFP an XML system?   One doesn't simply 
> say (although many RFPs really do), "I want to buy XML.  Tell 
> me how much it costs?"  because the answer is, "Sure, give us a 
> lot of money".

We don't all buy or sell XML systems.  Some of us give them away. 
Others of us use them as glue between diverse parts.  Some of us (more
and more quite likely) don't call our work XML but we use XML anyway.

The "business perspective on XML" may be valuable, but it's hardly the
only valuable perspective. 

Simon St.Laurent
Ring around the content, a pocket full of brackets
Errors, errors, all fall down!


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