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   Re: [xml-dev] XML strategies

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> At 01:05 PM 20/07/2002, Uche Ogbuji wrote:
> > > On a far less esoteric note than most things discussed on this list, I am
> > > interested in what are the best strategies for leveraging XML in an
> > > enterprise.
> >
> >This is "far less esoteric"?
> >
> >Good lord, man.  I scored triple turkey on buzzword bingo just reading your
> >post.
> Sorry I offended your buzzword sensibilities - my thought was a buzzword is
> worth 1/2 a picture (i.e. about 500 words).
> >42
> Thanks for the help.

Did you really think you could find an answer to your question here?  I read 
it somewhat as I would read someone who popped in here and asked "Could anyone 
tell me how to program XML" or something like that.

I honestly thought you were trolling, and I might still be right.  After an 
airy dismissal of this lists's usual fare, you posted a question to which 
there can be nothing but a content-free answer, designed, it would seem, to 
lead the list into discussion of matters far more "esoteric" than the import 
of base URIs or the role of type information in XML.

I hate to make Mike Champion the victim, but look at his honest response:

"Start from your own requirements and business processes and adopt, wholesale 
or piecemeal,  those existing schemas and technologies that fit them."

And the like.  This is the sort of thing I expect to read from Infoworld 
analysts, and not on a list for XML *developers*.

Here's an honest answer from me, just in case you were not trolling: use your 
best judgment.  There is no capsule answer as to whether or not you roll your 
own or go with industry schema, or the process of migration, if needed, in 
either case.  We have advised clients to do one or the other, depending on the 
schemata in question, their needs, and a host of other factors.

If you come back with a specific question about a particular schema and 
particular needs, I suspect you'd get more help.

> PS Here's something else that might also score well :-)
> Fourthought provides the platform and the strategy your organization needs
> for cost-effective XML solutions.
> The 4Suite Server TM platform provides leading technology for pure XML
> solutions and the flexibility for clean integration into your current system
> and into other application servers.


Hey, I scored high enough in buzzword bingo on the Fourthought front page to 
take a vacation to the Dardanelles.  What's your point?  From what I 
understand (so marketing folks tell me) our front page is directed at business 
types.  This mailing list, by contrast, is emphatically *not* a likely forum 
for business types.  And if you can point out where I've used pap such as 
"strategies for leveraging XML in an enterprise" on this mailing list, I'll 
print out the Fourthought front page and eat it.

Uche Ogbuji                                    Fourthought, Inc.
http://uche.ogbuji.net    http://4Suite.org    http://fourthought.com
Track chair, XML/Web Services One Boston: http://www.xmlconference.com/
The many heads of XML modeling - http://adtmag.com/article.asp?id=6393
Will XML live up to its promise? - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/li


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