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   RE: [xml-dev] Adam Bosworth Article - what does "direct access" mean?

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  • To: "Sean McGrath" <sean.mcgrath@propylon.com>,<xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
  • Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Adam Bosworth Article - what does "direct access" mean?
  • From: "Dare Obasanjo" <dareo@microsoft.com>
  • Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2003 07:20:22 -0800
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  • Thread-topic: [xml-dev] Adam Bosworth Article - what does "direct access" mean?

I thought he meant that there is an impedance mismatch between object oriented programming language constructs and syntax with that of XML. This seems fairly obvious from his code sample which reads 
XML x  = getxml("somewhere");
PERatio = x.price/( x.revenues - 

versus using SAX and DOM. The question is whether he thinks object serialization to XML and vice versa is all that is needed or whether more significant alterations to programming languages are needed. Based on his previous articles about this[0] he seems to clearly be leaning towards the latter. 

[0] http://archive.devx.com/upload/free/features/xml/2002/02feb02/et0202/et0202.asp

	-----Original Message----- 
	From: Sean McGrath [mailto:sean.mcgrath@propylon.com] 
	Sent: Thu 1/16/2003 6:53 AM 
	To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org 
	Subject: [xml-dev] Adam Bosworth Article - what does "direct access" mean?

	Article entitiled "Speaking XML" by Adam Bosworth:
	I'm intrigued by "it is becoming increasingly necessary for developers to
	directly access and
	manipulate XML documents."
	My reading of the article suggests that "direct access" here means "lets
	make the XML a direct
	serialization syntax for objects":
	         import Customer
	         Customer c = new Customer ("Customer.xml")
	If this is the line of thought I'm fairly squarely against it for more
	reasons than I have time
	to articulate at the moment. Just looking for opinions on my interpretation at
	this point!
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