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Re: [xml-dev] Data is primary .... why?

On 31 Mar 2014, at 20:00, Costello, Roger L. <costello@mitre.org> wrote:

> Hi Folks,
> Long ago Michael Kay said something like this:
> 	Data is primary.

I've no idea what the context was, but I think there are probably two ways I would expand the statement:

(a) Data lasts longer than programs and has more value. Therefore don't lock your data into proprietary formats that won't survive the software used to create them.

(b) In designing a software system, the core piece of design that you need to get right is the data model. 

Michael Kay

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