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> To respond, I see XML as:
> - a massive security hole (so does Msoft, check it out,
Not a very usable reference, but I'll concede that XML is a security hole. The
only way to secure a computer is to disconnect all its links (not excepting the
power cord) to the outside, put it a locked vault, and fill the vault with
> - a decent markup language
> - an acceptable file exchange or data exchange format (but then, most
> anything can be decent at this if all parties to the data source concur).
> - a data group or document data form (not even a full implementation of the
> Heirarchical Model).
> I do not see XML as
> - a database tool
XML is not a database tool.
> - a database
XML is not a database.
> - a data set
XML is not a data set.
> - a programming language
XML is not a programming language, though there is a programming language -- XSLT --
such that every valid program is also a well-formed XML document.
> - a best practice
The phrase "a best practice" without context is meaningless.
> - a provable technology solution set
XML is not a technology solution set.
> Now, since the ridiculers and humilators (rotten fruit throwers) in the
> crowd have surfaced, and have obviously not bothered to read prior posts
> where they would have noticed that I had already agreed with most, or all,
> of the content of their most recent post (below), I take that as my cue to
> bid you all __Adieu__
Vaya con Dios.
> I have accomplished what I set out to do here - to raise the bar a bit - to
> introduce the presence of academic excellence in terms of docs and research
> papers and other professional reading references - and to offer a method by
> which the easiest and simplest and most useful proofs (business case
> proofs, side by side comparisons of identical applications) could be
> readily accomplished.
> What this community chooses to do with these notions, is up to the
> community at large (ad hoc), not up to me (ad persona).
Caput Prisciani diminuas. "Ad" takes the accusative, as all students of
academic excellence should know.
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