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On Mon, 10 Feb 2003, Tim Bray wrote:
> > 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
I recall the days when 'information hiding' was a good thing ... ;-)
Unfortunately people seem to want to buy a honking big toolkit, use the
APIs / interface (as in WSDL) builders, and brag ignorance of the data
A Pity, that.