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10/22/2002 12:00:27 PM, Paul Prescod <email@example.com> wrote:
>Completely passive *is the whole point of XML*. XML is a _reaction
>against_ active data. If you don't "get" why that's valuable then fine,
>you don't get it. But it isn't like the inventors of XML had never heard
>of objects. Many were object programmers.
I think that's an extremely important point that doesn't get much
emphasis. There seems to be a presupposition that OO approaches to XML app
design are de rigeur .... but the whole point of XML is to break the
encapsulation of data! Am I missing something here?
BTW, what about "active data" was it necessary for XML to react to?
I think I get it, but can't articulate it :-)