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Thank you all for your comments. It appears I phrased my point badly, I was
trying to emphasize that Web services were useful when data was required
without presentation. I will take my editor's and your comments to heart and
re-write with your ideas in mind.
>From: "Michael Kay" <email@example.com>
>Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Demand for web services
>Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2005 12:00:45 +0100
>I think web services were driven more by the need to deliver XML data to
>applications that carry out business logic using the data, rather than
>merely doing presentation. People who only want to do presentation have
>largely found that HTTP is sufficient. But that's just one view...
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Joe Fawcett [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> > Sent: 01 August 2005 11:43
> > To: email@example.com
> > Subject: [xml-dev] Demand for web services
> > 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.
> > Do you agree with him that this was not one of the driving
> > forces or should
> > I stick to my guns?
> > Thanks
> > Joe
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