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Mark Seaborne wrote:
> Unfortunately, some organisations appear to be taking
> the position that because XML is now usable in every
> tool under the sun, that not only should it be used
> everywhere, but it can be used everywhere as is.
> So, at least where I work, I get the distinct
> impression (hopefully false) that organisations are
> actually wanting the data interchange format to be
> what they build new back end systems over, so they
> don't have to do bother with any transformation.
I agree that this is a problem. That's why I stress that the XML is a
data representation and not, in general, the implementation's internal