RE: [xml-dev] XML websites
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- Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2003 12:59:13 +0200
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I am suffering the same problems especially
on the issue of generating xml websites. I have very little literature
available here in South Africa , on any of these issues so thank the lord for
the use of such an active email list, else I would still be in the stone ages
using html only for my web development.
From: Dennis D.
Sent: 03 June 2003 12:53 PM
Subject: [xml-dev] XML websites
I have a database application
programming background (Oracle SQL+, dbase, MS Access), and have been studying
XML for awhile (6 months+). I've seen several case studies (especially at
Microsoft) using XML as a legacy database interface, and other applications
where XML is being implemented using various application languages.
What I haven't seen is a true XML
website; a model. If XML technology is set to become the pervasive programming
language of webservers everywhere, then where are the websites? I've seen some
examples of web 'pages' using XHTML. Microsoft has enabled MSXML in their
browsers, yet I don't see it being used in public websites in the programming
Netscape product as you know), and using XML as a database application to
build their website. IBM is using an HTML document on it's homepage,
but at least it declares a DOCTYPE and references a dtd called ibmxhtml1.
W3 is using XHTML1 strict.
Where is XML in this? Where are
the true XML websites, and the browser clients that display them?
Why do I ask? I've been building
websites for about 7 years (as a hobby). Currently, I have single website of a
couple hundred pages, which includes an MS Access database and a message
languages which I could combine to construct a website. I want to
re-write it using the latest and greatest technology available. I thought that
would be XML. Turns out that XHTML is the latest and greatest. It is an
interim solution. Worse, it involves a complex conversion process to yield (I
suspect) the XHTML pages. Do you know of any true XML websites? I'm sort of at
a loss about where I should be going with this. I've taken my site down,
studied the content, and I'm left with the builders dilemma; how to
redress the architecture (languages, db's, etc.). As a website builder, what
model should I be looking toward; Microsoft, IBM, W3C and it's Amaya client?