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Re: [xml-dev] Memorable quotes from Balisage 2013

On 12/08/13 2:48 AM, "David Lee" <dlee@calldei.com> wrote:

>My *personal* take on this "XML is dead" hydra ... Is that XML is no
>longer 'sexy'.
>The new generation(s) want to build exciting web pages/apps.

I think what's great is that XML is now so pervasive that it is an
"unsexy" commodity. Clearly XML has given the IT industry in general a
good solid platform to build on in many areas. This should be applauded:
as a standard XML has done its job with aplomb.

For those looking to the next generation of systems which blend rich
content with rich user experience then I think we still have a ways to go.
Like a pendulum, popular interest has currently swung away from structure
to the presentation side of things (evidence: html5, css3, jquery plugins,
etc.). What is the backswing going to look like?

I genuinely think we are yet to see the tip of the iceberg on this. My
earlier comment about Google Docs for XML was only half in jest. There is
a pent up demand for this type of thing that will need addressing. Kids of
today will grow up expecting iPhone-like rich cloud services that let them
ignore the technology and just work the way they are used to working.

I believe XML would still be a fantastic candidate as the underpinning
storage/communication format for the next generation of services. Even if
it is the unsexy part :)


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