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   Re: [xml-dev] XML websites

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On Tue, 3 Jun 2003, Dennis D. wrote:

> Hello: 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 don't think you will find XML rendered in the client to be supportable
for some years as most sites can't afford 'dual track' sites and they
would be insane to produce sites that will not display in a large fraction
of the deployed web browsers. On the server side, XML sites have become
quite common. My company has deployed a number of sites that use XML
rendered server side (sometimes mixed with CGI-type technologies) via XSLT
to HTML via a custom framework. A good example:


Benjamin Franz

"If the code and the comments disagree, then both are probably wrong."
                                        -- Norm Schryer, Bell Labs 

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