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firstname.lastname@example.org (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:188.8.131.52.4.1.6320 is another possibility altogether