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   Re: [xml-dev] What is XML For?

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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 
data model.

  Paul Prescod


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