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   RE: [xml-dev] Why XML for Messaging?

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> We use XML for messaging so we can stop talking about what 
> format to use whenever we want to exchange something.

Precisely. I've seen this in action many times. Before XML, people (an
example was the CDIF standards activity) spent months or years arguing about
syntax. Now such groups agree the syntax (XML) at their first meeting, and
get on with the added-value work, which is agreeing the semantics.

Michael Kay


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