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   RE: [xml-dev] Sky is falling again...

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From this hype "XML is a promising and far-reaching development in computing."

to this bit of soft soaping

"CIOs should take a catalytic role in helping their businesses get ahead of 
the XML proliferation problem-- before it catches up to them."

we see the sort of wonkery that makes a good bathroom read for 
the overpaid.

XML is just a syntax.  If they didn't understand that five years ago, 
they won't know what to do next anyway. 

Anyone:  your boss confidently tells you that XML is to be the 
cornerstone of all future work in your company.  Now, in a low 
voice he asks you, "How do we get started?"

What do you tell him?


From: Paul Prescod [mailto:paul@prescod.net]


"Just because an XML message is "valid" (meets XML standards) does not 
mean it can work with other valid XML messages, or that it will behave 
as expected. As a result, we're losing control of the hundreds of 
disparate XML vocabularies we've developed, the mountains of XML-ized 
data we've generated and the millions of XML-enabled software components 
we've created."

Somewhat wide-ranging and IMHO, not entirely coherent (XML as a 
branding issue?) but nevertheless worth reading to see what everyone 
else is reading.


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