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Joe Fawcett wrote:
> Dear All
> Perhaps some of you would like to comment on this?
> I am currently co-authoring a book and am writing a brief history of XML
> and Web services.
> One of my assertions was that the growth of (XML) Web services was
> promoted by the need to separate content from presentation, users
> required data in a "pure" form which could then be styled as they saw
> fit and depending on the front end, their device capabilities etc.
> One of the editors has strongly disagreed with this, although he hasn't
> really offered any counter points.
I'd say this was *one* of the driving forces behind *XML* but I don't
think it has much to do with web services as such.
Elliotte Rusty Harold firstname.lastname@example.org
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