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  • Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Sky is falling again...
  • From: "Mark Seaborne" <MSeaborne@origoservices.com>
  • Date: Tue, 8 Oct 2002 15:26:27 +0100
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  • Thread-topic: [xml-dev] Sky is falling again...

Thank you for that, I haven't laughed so much for ages. These guys are talented satirists. I can't wait to get my "arms around XML namespaces" and give them a loving hug. Presumably a "catalytic role" is designed to reduce harmful emissions to the atmosphere?

Where I work we have decided that there is a definite place for environmentally friendly XML, made mostly from recycled materials, and fully biodegradable. 

We were also wondering if there might be a market for stain resistant XML.

All the best

Mark Seaborne 

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Prescod [mailto:paul@prescod.net]
Sent: 08 October 2002 12:41
To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: [xml-dev] Sky is falling again...


"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.

  Paul Prescod

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