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> 7/20/2002 11:04:03 AM, Uche Ogbuji <email@example.com> wrote:
> >And the like. This is the sort of thing I expect to read from Infoworld
> >analysts, and not on a list for XML *developers*.
> Oh, well, it looks like I have new career options, if not the
> respect of my peers :~)
Oh come now, Mike. Speaking for myself, I admire your patience. You've
answered a lot of recent questions on this list that I would have been more
likely to flame.
I guess that because I visit Google a good 30 times a day, and it does the
trick for me, I find it hard to comprehend why anyone would bother mailing
lists with stultifying questions.
> But seriously, I interpreted Robert Leftwich's post as an honest inquiry
> about a hard problem: how does one actually take this tangled web of
> XML ideas and tools and do something with it in a real company? Take one of
> a competing set of off-the-shelf set of schemas? Wait for the Real Thing
> to come along? Roll your own schemas / transforms and throw them away
> if a standard comes along?
If you can answer such a question in general: you should be the Warren Buffett
of the XML community.
I don't claim to be such an omniscient.
> Exactly. We've had some interesting threads that tried to tease out a "decision
> tree" (or at least some of the nodes in one) for some other problems that
> end users face, such as whether to use an RDBMS or XML DB. This could be
> the start of another one: how would someone who doesn't have the experience
> to have a "best judgment" go about choosing?
Most of those discussions had a reasonable bounds on them. I don't see any
bounds on this one. It's an invitation to write a collaborative encyclopaedia
on XML-DEV. We've had some admirable projects here, but you'll have to count
me out of this one. I'll answer specific, well-bounded questions when I'm
Uche Ogbuji Fourthought, Inc.
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