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

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On Wed, 2005-06-01 at 13:15 -0700, Dare Obasanjo wrote:
> XML is sub-optimal for almost every task we use it for. 
> It is suboptimal as a document format for the Web. It is suboptimal as a
> wire format for distributed computing. It is suboptimal as a program
> configuration file format. It is suboptimal as a syntax for programming
> languages. It is suboptimal as an business document format. 
> However it is "good enough" at being all these things that we put up
> with it. Anyone can come up with a better format for their specific
> scenario. So what? 

I think that sums it up.
For a specific we can find 'better' solutions.
For a significant majority it's good enough, or better.

Nicely put Dare.

(We'll wait for Lens response :-)


Dave Pawson
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