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email@example.com (Tim Bray) writes:
>.... with the most significant difference between XML and the other
>options being the copious availability of good free software for many
>language/platform combinations XML. As long as this difference
>obtains, these endless discussions of the relative benefits of XML and
>ASN.1, or the utility of ASN.1 as a transfer format, will remain
The reverse of this is important as well:
Much of the use of XML in the world can be attributed to the existence
of a large and cheap toolset, not to XML's natural applicability to the
problems being solved.
I'd like to see a few more better mousetraps get going.