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firstname.lastname@example.org (Wayne Steele) writes:
>Please calm down, Simon.
I'm actually feeling quite calm, thanks.
>I believe this is a simple misunderstanding. "Business", as in
>"Business Rules" and "Business Partners", does not refer to commerce
>any more than the phrase "MYOB" does.
>Please see the first definition at
Sure, but "business partners" is quite definitely marketing-speak to me,
the kind of junk I get in press releases every four hours or so. Given
that I consistently incinerate press releases that use phrases like
that, I'm not inclined to see that language infiltrate supposedly
So far as I can tell, XML itself is about information and communication,
not business. It certainly has business applications in whatever sense
you choose to use the word, but I see no reason to use "business" with
its multiple connotations when there are alternatives that are both more
accurate and more inclusive.
XML 1.1 in particular seems to value inclusion...
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