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Don't forget the statement that launched the thread:
"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." - Joe
From: Bullard, Claude L (Len) [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, August 01, 2005 12:01 PM
To: 'Michael Kay'; 'Doug Rudder'
Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Demand for web services
"In my opinion the separation isn't the principle feature neither in XML nor
in Web Services." - Xasima
"I agree. It is one of the stronger myths about XML, repeated everywhere
and seldom examined critically as you are doing." - Len
"It's not a myth; it's a very useful and important part of XML. But only a
part, and not always required, as you noted." - Doug
It's not a part of XML. That is the myth. It is a design principle.
That is not a myth.
The tough part is principles in conflict: such as the Principle of Least
Power vs The Principle of Separation of Content and Presentation. Let the
From: Michael Kay [mailto:email@example.com]
> But XML doesn't care. You do.
This started with a discussion as to why Web Services had been adopted, and
strayed into a discussion of why XML had been adopted. You seem to be
arguing against a viewpoint that I seem to have missed; I don't recall
anyone suggesting that XML had views on anything.