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[FOSI] was RE: [xml-dev] XML has arrived

> Yep, we all need distractions in life as a means to avoid working for a
> living.
> There were references to XML in a commercial on American TV some years ago
> when it was still fab.
> I went to an interview this morning where I was asked if I was familiar
> with
> FOSI and EPIC.   Some technologies are the Energizer Bunnies of their
> fields.  Don't throw away your COBOL manuals just yet.

CALS and JCALS the programs that never die! No matter how hard you
try to STOMP them into submission they keep resurfacing their ugly
heads! I have recently been dealing with FOSI and JCALS (Datalogic)
It was a nightmare 12 years ago and it is still a nightmare but
even more so because there isn't anyone left to understand the issues.

Len - I hope when you heard the term FOSI you ran screaming and running
      from the room as fast as your feet could carry you!


PS. For those who are wondering what a FOSI is - I am imagine there are
    quite a few - FOSI = Formatting Output Specification Instance.  It
    was a Department of Defense specification to provide printing
    capability for SGML.

Betty Harvey                         | Phone: 410-787-9200 FAX: 9830
Electronic Commerce Connection, Inc. |
harvey@eccnet.com                    | Washington,DC XML Users Grp
URL:  http://www.eccnet.com          | http://www.eccnet.com/xmlug

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