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Re: [xml-dev] Web Application Development is Different (and Better)

A useful big-picture piece, written from the perspective of a longtime,
openminded, and scar-bearing observer and practitioner.  Bravo.

I'm looking forward to "Why XML Bounced Off the Web."

On 01/30/2014 07:04 AM, Simon St.Laurent wrote:
> For those who wonder why I've championed that bastard child of SGML all
> these years, when it's obvious that Web technology isn't as shiny smart
> as XML:
> <http://programming.oreilly.com/2014/01/web-application-development-is-different-and-better.html>
> Eventually I need to write a "Why XML Bounced Off the Web" piece, but
> this wasn't the time for it.
> If you prefer short form, this is a quick summary from another mailing
> list conversation:
> ---------------------------------------------
> I disagree about the infancy.  The Web's a pretty hardened young adult.
>  Unlike most technology platforms, it's had to deal with a diverse and
> cranky set of constituencies.  It's also had to deal with a wildly
> varying set of implementations across multiple platforms.
> It may look immature to environments that have led coddled lives, but
> those very cuts have bred practices that let us achieve miracles every day.
> ---------------------------------------------
> Thanks,

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