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   Re: [xml-dev] Re: Where does the "nothing left but toolkits" myth come f

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On Sunday 06 February 2005 01:52 pm, Kurt Cagle wrote:

> Several years ago, there was a movement to "simplify" XML, with a lot
> of mud being slung on both sides. 

What.. ? there already was a monster mudfight in the swamp..? 

that sounds like fun was had... :-)

> Significantly, after a while, the argument died away, because of the 
> realization that any simplification of XML reduced its use for others who
> found their core needs no longer met. 

but I'm only advocating adding an encoding strategy for dealing with
business data from the data-centric database world. To giver faster
throughput and reduce the capacity for xml data processing errors.

If there are swamp monsters from the past, then I say let them be, as 
long as I can blow my own bubbles where the water is warm and
the air is clear.

> I think that by forking XML yet again, you run the risk of 
> marginalizing yourself with a use case that buys you some efficiency
> gain for a limited set of applications...

Well... some swamp creatures are happy like that....
but adding in half baked concepts is a long tradition in xml.....

Get out the old DEC RSTS/E PDP, if whatever xml descendent won't
run on that thing.. with it's 9600 baud serial lines... then maybe only 
then I would be worried.. 

otherwise... I don't think we should be afraid to add to the pot... I can't
see running out of memory or hard-disk space anytime soon....

seems to me, we should be more worried about our lifes work
filling 5% of a memory stick.... makes you wonder what we do all day..


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