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Re: [xml-dev] Should XML Professionals Be Programmers?

Michael Kay scripsit:

> There's no such thing as an XML professional, any more than you can be a  
> screwdriver professional or a fork-lift truck professional. People who  
> define their abilities by the tools they can use proficiently are not  
> professionals, they are technicians; professionals define their  
> capabilities in terms of the problem space, not the solution space.

Quoted for truth.

Note that _qualified_ has different meanings on opposite sides of the
Pond.  Where a Brit may say

	He's qualified, but can he do the work?

a Yank may express the same thought with

	He has the credentials, but is he qualified to do the work?

Note to Len:  Writing and debugging XSLT *is* programming.  Anyone who
can learn to program in XSLT can learn to program in any other language.

I Hope, Sir, that we are not                    John Cowan
mutually Un-friended by this                    cowan@ccil.org
Difference which hath happened                  http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
betwixt us.     --Thomas Fuller, Appeal to Injured Innocence

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