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RE: [xml-dev] XML is text-only ... why?

Right.   Note that in this kind of application (RAD), XML is primarily a
means to push property values within the application context itself.  It is
the text representation of the property dialog passed to the application

The clarifying concept some years ago was that there is no clean divide
between document and data.  There is a continuum of applications which add
or ignore more information to the entity being transported.   The problem of
course, as Richard points out indirectly, is reversibility.  The questions
are 'to what form' and 'is this of value to a given point in that

In the RAD, it is illuminating to note where areas have to be declared
'safe', (won't be rewritten by the RAD) versus "unsafe to modify" (will get
stomped if the app is regenerated), which of these use XML and which don't.


From: Philippe Poulard [mailto:philippe.poulard@sophia.inria.fr] 

Len Bullard a écrit :
> Here is another thought experiment:
> Is this only XML?
> <GEN:FieldValue Name="LastName" Type="TextBox" />
> Is it useful as only XML?

For transporting it, yes


              (. .)
|      Philippe Poulard       |
        Have the RefleX !
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