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   Re: [xml-dev] web services stack

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Don Box wrote:
> My experience has been that many interop problems are a result of various stacks (ours included) trying to mask the existence of XML altogether. That combined with a WSDL specification (1.1) that invented far more than it needed to has made life harder than would otherwise be necessary. 

Hard to disagree with, but...

> 2) The community at large is waking up to the fact that XML is a data model to be embraced, not a weird syntax to be hidden below layer upon layer of goop. 

In my experience it's a serious source of interoperability problems when 
people try to pretend that XML is a data model, not a syntax; they are 
(to quote you) "trying to mask the existence of XML altogether".  Your 
application and mine probably have profoundly different needs in the 
data-modeling department, XML lets us interoperate anyhow.  I've always 
thought that's where the big win was.  -Tim


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