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   RE: [xml-dev] How Much of the Data in The World Is In XML Format?

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  • To: "Michael Rys" <mrys@microsoft.com>,"XML Developers List" <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
  • Subject: RE: [xml-dev] How Much of the Data in The World Is In XML Format?
  • From: "Bullard, Claude L \(Len\)" <len.bullard@intergraph.com>
  • Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2006 15:15:08 -0500
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  • Thread-topic: [xml-dev] How Much of the Data in The World Is In XML Format?

Sounds like my job. :-)

How much of the software industry provides shrinkwrap that can be bought
out of a catalog vs how much has to be specified, required, negotiated,
designed, tested, certified and delivered on schedule to a customer that
begins to collect requirements for the next version while the to-be
version is being compiled?  

I was throwing away a DEC VAX Fortran manual last week and stopped to
think that once upon a time in my career, almost everything an
application programming engineer had to know to create product was in
two 1/2 inch bound notebooks.  The rest was in their head.


From: Michael Rys [mailto:mrys@microsoft.com] 

There was some market study done that showed within the survey's context
around 40% or the survey respondends were using XML for data

I can see how the IBM marketing team who is very good at redefining
facts (ie their attempt to redefine native XML processing to mean Viper)
could have reinterpreted that information too...

Best regards
(personal opinion and all other disclaimers apply)


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