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  • To: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>,<xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
  • Subject: RE: [xml-dev] XML too hard for programmers?
  • From: "Dare Obasanjo" <dareo@microsoft.com>
  • Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2003 06:43:29 -0800
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  • Thread-topic: [xml-dev] XML too hard for programmers?

Bah. Tim's post seems to be a rehash of the XML-DEV discussion from a month or two ago. The only new data point seems to be that he is admitting that the mechanisms for processing XML in contemporary programming environments is less than satisfying. 
As for Micah's post, I'm not sure what his conclusion has to do with Tim's post. All we need is xml:id and everything will be OK? Huh? 


From: Simon St.Laurent [mailto:simonstl@simonstl.com]
Sent: Mon 3/17/2003 6:33 AM
To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: [xml-dev] XML too hard for programmers?

This isn't a new thread - sorry - but this time the claim comes from an
unusual source, that infamous XML-critic Tim Bray:


"XML is a bouncing thriving five-year-old now, and yet I've been feeling
unsatisfied with it, particularly in recent times. In particular in my
capacity as a programmer...."

It's a page or two of reading, most of which reminds me that markup and
programming are two different universes which both happen to involve
computers.  Definitely worth reading.

Also, Micah Dubinko's already put up one reply:

Simon St.Laurent
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