OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help

[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index]
Re: [xml-dev] Topics of keen interest to me ... how about you?

On Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 5:24 PM, David Lee <dlee@calldei.com> wrote:
> to me, I have not seen a "Data Driven UI" that meets that expectation -
> unless you constrain the space very tightly.  That is you create a very good
> UI framework then plug in the data driven stuff to fit it.  But I have used
> many such things and while they work well within their box, if you push up
> against the edges they fail miserably.

> I would love to have someone show me the Holy Grail ... I still think it
> might be out there, but have not found it myself.

agree with your sentiments completely ... though I would add that most
of the issues come from expectation.

A desire for pure data driven UI is akin to what Ford did for the
factory line ... we are trying to cheapen and automate every aspect of
developing software and lose something by tooling for 100% generic
versus building up something 100% custom.

We also have a serious mismatch in terms of expectations ... end users
expect to get a custom hot rod with laker pipes and nitrous oxide but
are surprised when they get a Model T Ford in black.

There seems to be a fundamental tension between creating standards,
generic data, generic software to only highly constrain the
application at the end ... but such trade-offs are commonplace in

I don't know how to address the expectation gap with end users ... I
blame marketing (its both correct and adequate an excuse, its like
taking the fifth in the states).


[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index]

News | XML in Industry | Calendar | XML Registry
Marketplace | Resources | MyXML.org | Sponsors | Privacy Statement

Copyright 1993-2007 XML.org. This site is hosted by OASIS