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   Re: [xml-dev] Remembering the original XML vision

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Jon's paper was, and remains, an excellent bit of evangelism.  I'm not
sure, however, that it contradicts Sean's point regarding "object
serialization notion" in any way, though.  There's no necessary conflict
between a markup view of information and exchanging structured data
between various sources.

That conflict comes later, as various groups apparently obsessed with
serialization inflict their viewpoint on XML-related specifications.
Reading this article as endorsing that later work seems like a large
stretch to me. 

jonathan.robie@datadirect-technologies.com (Jonathan Robie) writes:
>At 12:25 PM 2/13/2003 +0000, Sean McGrath wrote:
>>This makes perfect sense in an object world view but is a source of
>>dispair for those of us who see XML as a markup language not an
>>object serialisation notation.
>Now that we are celebrating the fifth anniversary of XML [1], it may be 
>time to re-read one of the seminal papers on XML, " [2].
>XML was always supposed to work well both for structured documents and 
>serializing structured data from various sources. Any view of XML that 
>doesn't allow for both, and despairs that other people may be using XML 
>differently than you are, misses the original vision.
>[1] http://www.w3.org/2003/02/xml-at-5.html
>[2] http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/sun-info/standards/xml/why/xmlapps.htm 
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