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   RE: [xml-dev] Ted Nelson's "XML is Evil"

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Long running transactions that hydrate and dehydrate are a 
form of archival and they can use XML.  Normally, I suspect 
the lifecycles are short enough to trust XML.   Auditing 
is now a big deal where government agency access to public 
and private records requires oversight to protect civil 
liberties.  Given the emphasis on access to health records, 
that's notable.

Designing for the short-term often wins.  Failing to 
imagine the long term sometimes negates the win.   
A failure of imagination can be an unusually 
large negative to a self-replicating solution.


From: Hunsberger, Peter [mailto:Peter.Hunsberger@STJUDE.ORG]

Bullard, Claude L (Len) <len.bullard@intergraph.com> writes:
> XML is also an archive format.   That might raise an eyebrow.

I suppose so, personally, I don't expect archives to give me much in the
way of dynamic capabilities or currency. Having said that, I am not a
big believer in using XML as an archive format except for audit


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