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   RE: [xml-dev] XDocs and XForms?

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clbullar@ingr.com (Bullard, Claude L (Len)) writes:
>The main point of competition is now not in
>the markup languages, but in the system 
>libraries from which we build the components. 
>Most of us build software; XML tag design 
>is an incidental activity.

That's an interesting take, and from my perspective that's a lot of the
problem.  Convincing software developers that information structures
matter as much as their processing structures is awfully damn difficult.

As a result, we've found information structures more and more tightly
bound to structures for processing. Once companies who focus was on
programming noticed this stuff, they exerted a lot of energy in making
XML conform to their needs, rather than considering the prospect of
designing software around markup.

I don't expect Microsoft to develop any sudden interest in Web-oriented
markup languages.  Help on that front will need to come from a different

Simon St.Laurent - SSL is my TLA
http://simonstl.com may be my URI
http://monasticxml.org may be my ascetic URI
urn:oid: is another possibility altogether


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