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Re: [xml-dev] Structured from/within unstructured documents

On Sun, 16 Dec 2007 12:39:42 +0000, Stephen Green wrote

> Is it realistic yet to be extracting data and converting it to, say,
> XML documents

Its called data conversion--- be it from current or legacy systems.

> in large volumes and with crucial data such a financial, technical 
> or medical records?

Once upon a time that was the intent of SGML (Oops XML), precisely so that
"crucial data" can survive their systems--- unfortunately not all "XML" is
set to the task (being little more than XMLified versions of the very
systems that SGML was intended to avoid).


Edward C. Zimmermann, Basis Systeme netzwerk, Munich
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